The Community Justice Program (CJP) provides free legal services and night court to low-income residents of San Antonio in their own neighborhoods.
The Community Justice Program assists clients with family law matters, bankruptcies, landlord/tenant disputes, probates, and wills. Clinics include volunteer judges, attorneys, district clerks, notaries, court reporters, interpreters, legal assistants, and legal secretaries. For attorneys with little poverty law experience, there are on-site and off-site attorney mentors available and a special training video to assist with family law matters.
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid conducts client screening and intake, and generates all of the initial pleadings necessary for private attorneys to file on the night that they meet with a client.
CJP was founded with four locations: Carver Academy, St. Mary's University Center for Legal and Social Justice, Wesley Community Center, and TRLA's office. It expanded to include clinics in Laredo, Corpus Christi, and the Rio Grande Valley.
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