Edinburg Office General Legal Aid Practice Internship with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)
One student will work with lawyers in TRLA’s Edinburg office for two weeks over winter break. The Edinburg office is a general practice office and the student may be assigned work in one or more of three internal practice areas: (1) disaster relief/housing, (2) expunctions and juvenile justice, or (3) immigration.
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
TRLA provides free civil legal services to low-income residents in 68 Southwest Texas counties, and represents migrant and seasonal farm workers throughout the state and in six other southern states. TRLA also operates public defender programs that serve 10 Texas counties, representing low-income people accused of felonies, misdemeanors, and juvenile crimes in state court. TRLA is the third largest legal services provider in the nation and the largest in the state of Texas. TRLA serves approximately 23,000 clients each year.