COVID-19 Legal Helpline

2020 Clinic Project for COVID-19 Legal Issues

On June 1, 2020,  SMU Dedman School of Law launched a clinic project with an emergency helpline that offers North Texas residents the opportunity to secure free legal assistance with matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as housing, immigration and consumer protection. Also, small businesses may contact the Helpline for free legal assistance with COVID-19 related issues including loan and grant programs, insurance, commercial leases, and other general business matters. Working under the supervision of SMU Law Clinic faculty, more than 45 law students are staffing the COVID-19 Legal Helpline, which may be reached by dialing 214-SMU-COVD (214-768-2683).   Read more

                    

                                            

 

News Coverage on the Covid-19 Legal Helpline

KWTX 10
July 27, 2020

"A federal rule protecting thousands of renters from eviction expired Friday. Here’s what you need to know."

The Texas Tribune
July 25, 2020

"A federal rule protecting thousands of renters from eviction expired Friday. Here’s what you need to know."

News 4 San Antonio

July 25, 2020

"A federal rule protecting thousands of renters from eviction expired Friday"

KSAT-12

July 25, 2020

"A federal rule protecting thousands of renters from eviction expired Friday. Here’s what you need to know."

Dallas Morning News and Al Dia Dallas

July 23, 2020

"North Texas could see ‘tidal wave’ of evictions as moratoriums start to run out"

90.9 KCBI FM

July 16, 2020

"Do You Have A Legal Question Related To COVID-19? SMU Wants To Help You!"

The National Jurist

July 15, 2020

"SMU providing north Texas residents free legal assistance on COVID-19 related issues"

WFAA Ch. 8

July 13, 2020 

"Got a legal question related to COVID-19? SMU law students want to help"

Al Dia Dallas

June 29, 2020

"Dallas: SMU ofrece asesoría legal gratuita y en español en temas relacionados con covid-19"