Free legal help for Houstonians

February 19, 2008 4:33:52 PM PST
Houstonians can get some free legal advice as they work on their taxes, thanks to some local lawyers.The HBA's Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, in cooperation with the Houston Bar Association, will add a special Tax LegalLine to the lineup of call-in legal advice programs in March. The "Tax-A-Thon" will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2008, from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The public can call 713-759-1133 to speak to an attorney knowledgeable in tax law. The volunteers will answer tax-related questions, give brief advice on tax issues and provide additional resources for more information.

The HBA's regular LegalLine programs will be held on Wednesday, March 5 and on Wednesday, March 19, from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Consejos Legales, for Spanish-speaking callers, will be held on Thursday, March 6, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Vietnamese LegalLine will be held on Tuesday, March 18 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Volunteer attorneys offer free legal advice over the telephone as a public service. The additional "Tax-A-Thon" will provide the public with information on tax issues prior to the April income tax filing deadline.

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