OUR MISSION & VISION
The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program is an organization dedicated to increasing and enhancing pro bono legal services to low-income people in Dallas through the recruitment, training, and support of volunteer attorneys. DVAP is a joint program of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas created in 1997 when both organizations merged their previously separate pro bono programs to create one cohesive effort to address the legal needs of low-income people in Dallas.
CLIENTS & CASES
All DVAP clients must meet strict financial eligibility guidelines to receive help. DVAP provides legal help to low-income clients with the following types of cases:
- Expunctions & Non-disclosures
- Real Property
- Small Business Issues
- Driver’s License Restoration
DVAP cannot assist with immigration, criminal cases, tickets, or fee-generating cases such as personal injury matters.4,647 PEOPLE HELPED 436 NEW attorneys recruited 1,244 Cases Referred
to Volunteers 4,172 Volunteer Hours
*Numbers from 2019.