Legal Resources

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In an effort to assist local citizens and potential clients navigate the legal field and connect with reliable resources, we’ve curated information on legal matters, law-related education, FAQs and more! Whether you’re reporting for jury duty, looking for an attorney or learning more about the law, you’ve come to the right place!

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General Resources

Recursos en español

Legal Profession Basics

Texas Lawyer’s Creed
The Public Information Act
What Do Lawyers Do?
Officer’s Guide to Responding to Non-criminal Calls for Service

Finding and Working with a Lawyer

How to Select a Lawyer
Lawyer Referral Service
Attorney-Client Relationships

Areas of Law and Legal Procedures

Assault and Abuse
Criminal Law Attorney Toolkit
Child Protective Services: Permanent Kinship Placement
Dispute Resolution Texas Style
Divorce: Coloring/Activity Book for Children
Divorce: Guide for Teens
Divorce: Representing Yourself in Family Court / Pro Se Handbook
Divorce: Tips for Parents
Expunctions in Texas
Family Law Court: What to Expect in Texas
Financial Concerns
Fraud
How to Sue in Justice Court
Interacting with Law Enforcement
Immigration Law: Visas, Becoming a Citizen, and More
Juvenile Law
Mechanic’s Liens: An Introduction
Name Changes in Texas
Occupational and Employment Law
Responding to a Texas Civil Subpoena
Seniors and the Law
Tenants’ Rights Handbook
Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans
The Law at School
Traffic Law: Guide to Traffic Court
Veterans Legal Guides
Wills and Probate Law

Health-related or Disability-related Resources

Battling Substance Abuse for Everyone
Children with Disabilities or Special Needs: A Guide For Parents
Dealing with Dementia
Guardianship Guide: Protecting the Incapacitated
Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program
Underage Binge Drinking: Physical and Legal Effects

Helpful, Local Websites

Bexar County
City of San Antonio
Fiesta San Antonio
State Bar of Texas
Visit San Antonio

Problems with a Lawyer / Grievance & Ethics

Grievance and Ethics Information

Complaints Against Lawyers

Attorney Complaint Information
How to File a Grievance
Resolving a Dispute
When Your Lawyer Isn’t Returning Your Calls: CAAP Information

If Your Lawyer Is Disbarred, Resigns or Passes Away

Client’s First Steps: What to Do If…
Applying for Monetary Relief: Client Security Fund

Bexar County and City of San Antonio Information

Government Information

Bexar County Holidays
Commissioners Court
Elected Officials
County Offices

Justice and Rule of Law Information

Court Systems and Offices Information
General Links
Jury Services

Community and Emergency Services

BiblioTech: Bexar County Digital Library
Constables
Elections
Family Justice Center for Victims of Domestic Violence
Fiesta San Antonio
Fire Marshal
General Links
Office of Emergency Management
San Antonio Fire Department
San Antonio Police Department
Sheriff’s Office

Jury Resources

American Juror
Juror Information Guide: Educational Resource for Texans
Jury Service Toolkit for Attorneys
Jury Summons in Bexar County
Texas Uniform Jury Handbook

Law-Related Education / Pursuing Law School

Information on the Profession

Law-Related Education Tools
Financial Resources Guide for A Public Interest Legal Career
Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools
What Do Lawyers Do?

Texas Law Schools

Baylor University School of Law (Waco)
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (Dallas)
South Texas College of Law (Houston)
St. Mary’s University School of Law (San Antonio)
Texas A&M University School of Law (Fort Worth)
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law (Houston)
Texas Tech University School of Law (Lubbock)
University of Houston Law Center (Houston)
University of Texas At Austin School of Law (Austin)

Resources for Teachers and Parents

BiblioTech: Bexar County Digital Library

Handbooks and Guides

Educating Educators (Relationships, Obligations, Common Legal Pitfalls)
Education Toolkits
High School Students’ Rights on Campus
Law-Related Education Tools
Teen Dating Violence Handbook
Underage Binge Drinking: Physical and Legal Effects
What Do Lawyers Do?

Coloring/Activity Books

Divorce Guide for Children Coloring Book
Let’s Learn a Little About The Law Coloring/Activity Book
Luis Goes to Court Coloring/Activity Book