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Fort Bend Lawyers Care

FBLC's Mission to provide low-income Fort Bend County residents with equal access to justice through volunteer lawyers.

Volunteer lawyers needed for pro bono representation, Walk-in Legal Aid clinics and Family Law Workshops.

Fort Bend Lawyers Care (FBLC) was founded in 2006 by members of the Fort Bend County Bar Association to respond to the growing legal needs of Fort Bend County's low-income residents. FBLC is a non-profit organization that provides civil legal aid to low-income, Fort Bend County residents by coordinating volunteer attorneys to represent qualified clients in a court of law, provide them with advice and counsel, pro se assistance and legal education.

FBLC is dedicated only to low-income Fort Bend County residents and is the sole legal aid organization located within Fort Bend County. FBLC's staff consists of 2 full-time employees and 2 part-time employees. FBLC's Executive Director is also the staff attorney. FBLC relies heavily on volunteer lawyers to assist its clients with their civil legal matters.


  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Fort Bend
  • Area of law: Family & Juvenile, Foreclosure
  • Populations Served: Children, Communities of Color, Domestic Violence Victims, Elderly, General Public, Immigrants, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Low Income, Military/Veterans, Persons with Disabilities, Women, Working poor and unemployed
  • Opportunities For: Interpreters, Lawyers, Paralegals, Senior Lawyers
  • Need for non-English services: Arabic, Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Levantine), Spanish, Urdu, Vietnamese
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Evenings, Weekends, Whatever is required for pro bono representation
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: No
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • Training / Supervision Comments: The staff attorney is only in the office 3 days a week. Holly Reyes, Program Director/Paralegal would be offering direction to volunteers.
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • CLE pro bono comments: FBLC offers 2 free CLEs a year in return for the representation of 2 cases and/or assisting at a clinic or workshop.
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Other Case Load Requirements: None
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Client intake and screening, Litigation: Trial/Direct Representation
  • Long Distance Opportunities: Mentor Volunteer Lawyers
  • Other Long Distance Opportunities: Legal Advice and Counsel by phone
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: Yes
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