Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas


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Self Help




Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas (LANWT) receives thousands of applications for services every year.  Due to our limited resources, we are unable to assist everyone who applies for legal assistance.  If LANWT is unable to assist you in your legal matter you may have to proceed as a self-representing litigant.  (This is also known as proceeding pro se or for oneself.)  On this page you will find some resources to assist you if LANWT is unable to represent you.



“The Legal System:  Helping Yourself”

This video, produced with a grant from the Texas Access to Justice Foundation, is a good first step to navigating the legal system.  The rules for self-representing litigants vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, so you may want to contact the court to determine if there are special rules or regulations you need to follow.










More Resources



Texas Law Help
TexasLawHelp is a one-stop website where low-income Texans can get information about their legal rights and find out about free legal assistance in their area.


State Bar of Texas - Lawyer Referral & Information Service (LRIS)
State Bar of Texas

How Our Program Works:
If you are having legal problems, contact us. We will help you find a lawyer or agency that best matches your legal needs and resources. Please be aware that we are a referral service, and we cannot give legal advice. We’ll refer you to a lawyer or other service that may be able to help.

Contact us by phone: (800) 252-9690 (Toll Free), Monday - Friday, CST, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The call-in service is closed on legal holidays. We also have phone services in Spanish.

Applications can also be made online by visiting and looking in the “For the Public” section.


More information on self-representation may be found at: