Achievement Award Program

Family Law LegalLines

2022 NACo Achievement Award Winner
Family Law LegalLines
Harris County, Texas

About the Program

CATEGORY: Children and Youth
YEAR: 2022
Family Law LegalLine is a community service program that assist Harris County constituents receive legal information in family law matters. Licensed attorneys, on staff with the Harris County Domestic Relations Office (DRO), provide answers to legal questions and referrals to resources via the telephone, at no cost to the caller. The purpose was to meet our constituent’s need for legal information in family law, particularly those who could not afford an attorney, were reluctant to seek formal legal assistance, and/or could not readily leave their home during COVID. The program resulted in an ongoing source of legal information for the community using existing attorney staff. The benefits have been measured and the program is continuing post-COVID.
Family Law LegalLine is a community service program that assist Harris County constituents receive legal information in family law matters. Licensed attorneys, on staff with the Harris County Domestic Relations Office (DRO), provide answers to legal questions and referrals to resources via the telephone, at no cost to the caller. The purpose was to meet our constituent’s need for legal information in family law, particularly those who could not afford an attorney, were reluctant to seek formal legal assistance, and/or could not readily leave their home during COVID. The program resulted in an ongoing source of legal information for the community using existing attorney staff. The benefits have been measured and the program is continuing post-COVID. County Harris County, Texas Featured Resources Announcing 2022 Achievement Award Winners Achievement Award Category Children and Youth

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