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Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid has grown and expanded to become the 3rd largest legal aid organization in the country including aiding farmworkers across Texas, and six other states, and operating a public defender program in ten rural Texas counties.

www.trla.org Tax ID 74-1675230


Since 1970, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) has provided free legal services to low-income Texans.

TRLA brings access to justice to vulnerable individuals and communities - specializeing in more than 45 practice areas, including  family, employment, foreclosure, bankruptcy, subsidized housing,  farmworker, civil rights, and environmental law. TRLA serves its  clientele through its Mercedes headquarters and branch offices  throughout Southwest Texas. Its Southern Migrant Legal Services (SMLS)  office in Nashville, Tenn., serves migrant farm workers in that state  and five others: Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and  Arkansas.

TRLA has developed other special programs that serve specific client populations: Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA), funded by TAJF; the Texas Foster Youth Project, and Texas C-Bar, which provides legal services to small businesses and nonprofits.