Second Court of Appeals

Pro Bono 

If you have filed or wish to file an appeal in a non-criminal case and cannot afford a lawyer, you may be able to obtain the assistance of a volunteer lawyer, free of charge, through a program administered by the State Bar of Texas and the Tarrant County Bar Association's Appellate Section. Information about this program can be obtained here or at the Clerk's office front desk. A new section has been added to our Docketing Statement Form to indicate if you wish to request a volunteer lawyer. However, the Second Court of Appeals does not run the program or appoint lawyers to litigants. You must therefore still comply with all applicable deadlines until a volunteer attorney appears in this Court on your behalf.

Can't Afford a Lawyer/Resources for Low-Income Texans