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Collin County Courthouse, 1st Floor 2100 Bloomdale Drive, Suite 10216 McKinney, TX 75071 Metro 972-424-1460 Judy McCullough - ext. 4255 Lori Bull Dodds - ext. 4260 www.co.collin.tx.us www.texasjudge.com Library Hours: Monday Friday 8am 5pm

Collin County Law Library

Free & Low-Cost Legal Resource Services
Lawyer Referral Services 972-424-6113 Collin County 972-980-0472 North Dallas 972-242-2700 North Texas Bar Assn. Legal Advice Telephone Hotlines Legal Line, Dallas Bar Assn. 214-220-7476 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 2nd & 3rd Wednesday of the month Free legal advice hotline Legal Hotline 888-529-5277 (toll free) Mon - Fri 9:00 am -12 noon Legal Aid of Northwest Texas Free Legal Clinics Plano Legal Clinic, 800-906-3045 6:00 pm, 3rd Thursday of the month Salvation Army Corps Community Center 3528 East 14th St., Plano Low income applicants ONLY CAW Clark Legal Clinic (Dallas) 9:30 am, 3rd Saturday of the month Good Street Baptist Church 3110 Bonnie View Rd., Dallas Allen Legal Clinic, 800-906-3045 6:00 pm, 2nd Thursday of the month First United Methodist Church 601 S. Greenville Ave., Allen Low income applicants ONLY
This listing is provided for information purposes only; it is not an endorsement of these services. The opinions expressed on these web sites or by these services are not representative of those of Collin County or the Collin County Law Library. LegalResourceSheet.doc 1 Revised 06/23/09

Legal Assistance & Forms on the Internet www.texaslawhelp.org www.freetexasforms.org http://www.lanwt.org/txaccess/ www.co.collin.tx.us/law_library/online_forms/jsp

Legal Hotline for Texans 800-622-2520 for seniors & low-income Access & Visitation Hotline 866-292-4636 Mon Fri. 1:00 pm 7:00 pm (English & Spanish) for non-custodial parents Legal Services Legal Aid of Northwest Texas 800-906-3045 www.lanwt.org 972-542-9405 901 N. McDonald, Ste. 702, McKinney Low income applicants ONLY Fathers for Equal Rights 214-953-2233 www.fathers4kids.org 8:00am 4:00pm, Mon Fri

Legal & Government Resources & Information
Bankruptcy Court Satellite Office Eastern District 972-509-1240 660 N. Central Expwy., #300B Plano 469-241-6500 www.oag.state.tx.us 830 E. Central Pkwy., #350 South of Plano Pkwy. in Plano 972-509-1201 101 E. Park Blvd., Suite 500 in Plano www.co.collin.tx.us www.legis.state.tx.us www.texasjudge.com

Attorney General of Texas

Child Support Division

U.S. Attorney s Office Eastern District of Texas Contact: Mark McBride Collin County Texas Legislature Online Texas statutes, bills, constitution State Bar of Texas General Legal & Government Websites

www.texasbar.com 800-932-1900 Attorney grievances www.texasonline.gov www.findlaw.com www.law.cornell.edu www.lawsource.com Texas Online Findlaw Legal Information Institute American Law Sources

Family Law Resources

www.texaslawhelp.org www.raggiolaw.com www.divorcenet.com www.familyattorneystexas.com www.dshs.state.tx.us/vs/ Texas Vital Statistics www.adoption.com www.adoptioninternational.org (Foreign Adoptions) www.texaslawhelp.org 800-580-6651 Freedom of Information Foundation 888-963-7111

Adoption Resources

Protective Order Information Freedom of Information, Open Records, Open Meetings Information Texas Vital Statistics Guardian Ad Litem Tenants Rights Information

www.dshs.state.tx.us/vs/

972-562-4500 301 W. Louisiana in McKinney 214-823-2733 Texas Tenants Union www.texastenant.org

This listing is provided for information purposes only; it is not an endorsement of these services. The opinions expressed on these web sites or by these services are not representative of those of Collin County or the Collin County Law Library. LegalResourceSheet.doc 2 Revised 06/23/09

Community Services Resources
2-1-1 Texas Free information and referral help line for Texas services (local and statewide) Assistance Center of Collin County Volunteer Center of North Texas Crime Tip Hotline Report crimes in Collin County Child/Elder Abuse & Neglect Hotline Texas Dept. of Family & Protective Services Family Justice Division Collin County District Attorney s Office Samaritan Inn Homeless shelter Hope s Door Shelter for victims of domestic violence Family Place Shelter for victims of domestic violence The Turning Point Rape Crisis Center of Collin County Collin County Children s Advocacy Center Collin County MHMR (LifePath Systems) Housing Crisis Center Landlord/Tenant legal workshops Advocacy, Inc. Disability issues, including access & discrimination Channel 4 - What's Bugging You 211 www.211texas.org

972-422-1850

www.assistancecenter.org

866-797-8268 http://volunteernorthtexas.org/VolunteerCenter/ 972-547-5477 800-252-5400 972-548-4323 2100 Bloomdale Road, Suite 20004, McKinney 972-542-5302 1710 N. McDonald St., McKinney 972-422-7233 24 hour hotline (Plano) 214-941-1991 800-886-7273 972-985-0951 972-633-6600 2205 Los Rios Blvd., Plano 972-562-0190 1416 N. Church St.., McKinney 214-828-4244 www.hccdallas.org

800-880-2884 North Texas regional office 214-468-7458

This listing is provided for information purposes only; it is not an endorsement of these services. The opinions expressed on these web sites or by these services are not representative of those of Collin County or the Collin County Law Library. LegalResourceSheet.doc 3 Revised 06/23/09

Local Libraries
Roy and Helen Hall Memorial Library Mon-Thu 10am-9pm, Fri-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 1-5pm L.E.R. Schimelpfenig Library Has small legal resource collection, including Texas Transaction Guide, Texas Litigation Guide, and Vernon s Texas Codes & Statutes, Annotated Mon-Thu 10am-9pm, Fri-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 1-5pm Richardson Public Library Has small legal resource collection, including Vernon s Texas Codes & Statutes, Annotated Mon-Thu 10am-9pm, Fri-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 2-6pm SMU Underwood Law Library Public Access Hours: Mon-Thu 8:30am-8pm, Fri 8:30am-6pm ONLY 972-547-7323 101 E. Hunt St., McKinney 972-769-4200 5024 Custer Rd., Plano

972-744-4350 900 Civic Center Dr., Richardson

http://library.law.smu.edu/ 6550 Hillcrest, Dallas

Counseling Services
Consumer Credit Counseling Practical Parent Education Avenues Counseling Center Contact Crisis Hotline Teen Contact Crisis Hotline Child & Family Guidance Center CITY House (Collin Intervention to Youth) Teen shelter/counseling center Because I Love You Parent support group Mosaic Family Services, Inc. Immigrant & Refugee Counseling Program National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline Real-time one-on-one support 972-542-0257 469-752-2272 1300 19th St., Plano 972-562-9647 972-233-2233 972-233-8336 972-612-5989 972-423-7057 972-647-9573 Adults Teens www.practicalparent.org

www.becauseiloveyou.org

214-821-5393 866-331-9474

www.mosaicservices.org

www.loveisrespect.org

This listing is provided for information purposes only; it is not an endorsement of these services. The opinions expressed on these web sites or by these services are not representative of those of Collin County or the Collin County Law Library. LegalResourceSheet.doc 4 Revised 06/23/09