Mission Waco Legal Services (MWLS) was founded in 2012 to provide access to affordable legal services for those who are unable to afford the services of a private attorney.  Since that time, MWLS has served over 1,000 individuals and families through direct legal advocacy, free monthly legal advice clinics, and legal empowerment workshops. 

MWLS helps remove legal barriers in a manner that empowers clients to overcome life's obstacles and pursue justice through compassionate, holistic advocacy.  Client and community advocates help connect applicants to other necessary social services and support the community in the creation of lasting solutions to systemic problems.

Mission Statement:  Mission Waco Legal Services exists to provide affordable, compassionate, holistic, and community-driven legal services to low-income, moderate-income, and marginalized individuals, families, and communities in order to promote increased quality of life for all people.


Direct Legal Advocacy


Direct Legal Advocacy in the following areas:

  • Immigration: Family and victim-based petitions, DACA, Citizenship/Naturalization, and other areas as available
  • Barriers to Employment: Criminal Record History Issues, Driver's License or ID Issues, and other employment issues as available
  • Housing: Landlord-Tenant and Other Housing-related Issues
  • Wills and Estates: Assistance with basic wills and Powers of Attorney

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Legal Advice Clinic


Do you have unanswered legal questions? Do you find yourself with a legal situation and need some help?

If so, please join MWLS, local volunteer attorneys, and Baylor Law Students for the First Monday Legal Advice Clinic.

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Give to MWLS

Your donations help MWLS thrive.

Whether you make a one time gift or a recurring commitment to MWLS, your gift will be meaningful to us and our community. 

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Please make sure to designate your gift to Legal Services.