Virtual Legal Clinics

Since 2007

Texas Advocacy Project has provided virtual legal clinics since 2007 to domestic violence shelters in Texas. The TAP team is well equipped to provide Solution, Prevention, and Empowerment services to survivors and the public through the virtual technology we have been spearheading for over a decade.

What is a virtual legal clinic (VLC)?

VLC's provide survivors with FREE, confidential, face- to-face consultations with attorneys via online technologies.
Survivors set up appointments through their local agency and connect from a computer in a private room set aside by the agency.
The attorney connects from his or her office anywhere in the state to provide legal advice on a limited-scope basis for approximately one-hour.
It’s safe, it’s easy, and it’s empowering.


Legal Solutions through Virtual Legal Clinics

Family Law Related

  • Protective orders
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Visitation
  • Property settlement
  • Privacy
  • Safety
  • Employment

Common topics covered in VLC consultations:

What’s a legal separation?

How long do I have to live apart from my spouse before I can get a divorce?

Even if my marriage was short, am I entitled to anything?

What does joint custody mean?

What does “best interests of the child” mean in my custody case?

Can my abuser be forced to pay child support?

How will the abuse I suffered affect my custody case?

What happens if I have a joint bank account with my abuser?

Will I be responsible for my abuser’s debt?

How do I gain control of my financial life?

Can my employer fire me because I am a domestic violence survivor?

Can my landlord evict me for calling the police?

Can my abuser get me kicked out of the country?

How do I protect my mother who was threatened by my abuser?