Travis County Law Library & Self-Help Center

314 West 11th, Austin, TX 78701      PH: 512-854-8677  Fax: 512-854-9887

The reference attorney can review your paperwork before you go to court and walk you through the steps of requesting an occupational driver's license.

Who can schedule an appointment with the ODL reference attorney?

You can schedule an appointment with the ODL reference attorney if your case will be filed in Travis County courts. 

How do I schedule an appointment with the ODL reference attorney?

Call (512) 854-8677 or visit the Law Library on the first floor of the Ned Granger Building, 314 West 11th Street, Suite 140, Austin, Texas 78701.

How much does an appointment with the ODL reference attorney cost?

The appointment is Free.

How long does the appointment last?

Between 30 minutes and one hour.

 

Where do I go for my appointment with the ODL reference attorney?

The reference attorney's office is located in the Law library on the first floor of the Ned Granger Building, 314 West 11th Street, Suite 140,  Austin, Texas 78701.

What should I bring to the appointment?

  • A copy of the court order suspending your drivers license or the notice of suspension from DPS. (Go to http://www.texas.gov choose "driving record." Here you can purchase a certified list of your complete driving record (Choose Type 3A) If you don't have your driver's license, you will need to download the request form and mail it to DPS. This may take 1-2 weeks to get your driving record.)
  • Certified Abstract of your driving record from DPS (Type AR)
  • SR-22 proof of insurance from your insurance company
  • Proof that you need to drive to go to work, school, or perform essential household duties, etc.

Examples of proof: your school schedule or registration, a current pay stub, a letter from your job, or an affidavit (sworn statement) explaining your need to drive.

 

Can the ODL reference attorney represent me or give me legal advice?

No. For legal representation or legal advice you should hire an attorney.

The Lawyer Referral Service (512) 472-8303 can help you find a private attorney. If you are low income, you may qualify for free help from Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (512) 374-2700. Regardless of income, you may obtain free legal advice at the Evening Legal Clinics.

 

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