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Below are several sources of information for persons who do not have a lawyer.

The information is not legal advice and does not take the place of talking to an attorney. 

Texas Law Help (

  • Information about different areas of the law for people who are handling their own simple civil legal matter. It also has a chat service that allows the user to chat with someone who can help. 

Texas Court Help (

  • Videos and other information in English and Spanish about going through the court system, including information about how to find a lawyer, where to find forms, and how to get ready to go to court. 

Texas State Law Library Consumer & Self-Help Information

  • The State Law Library web site has self-help ( information, forms, and links. Its “Ask a Librarian” feature allows users to get legal information from a librarian by email. 

Important: It is always best to have an attorney. The law and court proceedings are complicated, and lawyers have legal training. A lawyer can help you understand your rights and options and help get the best result possible in your case. Sometimes even simple matters can have consequences that you are not aware of or do not understand.