To apply for legal services, complete an online application using the button below.

An in-person application kiosk is also set up at The Beacon Day Center and open on Fridays. 

Sign up is from 7:00am-9:30am and it is first come, first served.  

Beacon Law 

We champion equal justice for homeless, low-income individuals and remedy the conditions that burden and marginalize them.

 

90% of America's civil legal aid need goes unmet, but that's not the case with our Beacon Law program. Volunteers help Beacon Law meet the legal needs of Houston's homeless.

Check out our new self-help tool to see if you are eligible to seal your record in Harris County.

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Services

  • ID Restoration including but not limited to resolving driver's license holds, replacement of immigration documents, and name change (for purposes of obtaining ID)

  • Clearing Criminal History (expunctions and non-disclosures)

  • Social Security Disability Appeals

  • Limited Family Law (uncontested pro se divorce and child support modification)

  • Housing Law including evictions

  • Limited Wills & Estates (small estate affidavits and estate planning)

Results

In 2020, we:
 

  • Served 1,625 unduplicated individuals

  • Resolved 4,500 legal cases

  • Helped realize over $1.04 million in direct benefits to clients