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Champions of Justice Gala raises over $560,000 for veterans

The 2017 Champions of Justice Gala Benefiting Veterans raised $560,200 to help provide civil legal services to low-income Texas veterans. The eighth annual gala, held Wednesday in Austin, has raised more than $3 million since its inception. The State Bar of Texas underwrites the event to ensure that proceeds go to helping veterans get legal … Continue Reading

Texas Access to Justice Commission kicks off annual fundraising campaign

The Texas Access to Justice Commission kicked off the 2017 Justice for All Campaign this week, which aims to raise funds for legal aid efforts. Each day, dedicated legal aid defenders, pro bono attorneys, and access to justice supporters rise to the occasion in pursuit of justice for all. United with one goal, they assist low-income … Continue Reading

Register now to attend University of Houston’s “People’s Law School”

The “People’s Law School” returns to the University of Houston on April 1. The event, sponsored by the Houston Lawyer Referral Service and the Center for Consumer Law at the University of Houston Law Center, will host more than 40 volunteer lawyers, judges, and law professors as they teach courses for the public in 15 … Continue Reading

AG’s office warns public about IRS scams

Attorney General Ken Paxton is warning Texans to beware of a tax-related scam preying on individuals as the April 18th income tax deadline approaches. The scam involves unsolicited phone calls from individuals who claim to be Internal Revenue Service agents, according to a press release issued by the Office of the Attorney General. The scammers … Continue Reading

Dallas volunteer attorneys hold free February expunction clinic

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program will hold a free expunction and non-disclosure clinic for Dallas County residents who meet certain financial guidelines at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the West Dallas Multi-Purpose Community Center, 2828 Fish Trap Road. Volunteer attorneys will answer questions on expunction and non-disclosure orders and provide free legal assistance to low-income Dallas County … Continue Reading

Free legal clinic for veterans in Texas City on Feb. 18

The Galveston County Bar Association and Houston Bar Foundation’s Veterans Legal Initiative will host a free legal clinic for veterans from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 18 in suite 206 of the Texas City VA Outpatient Clinic, 9300 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway. Any veteran or spouse of a deceased veteran can receive one-on-one assistance and advice … Continue Reading

Dallas access to justice campaign brings in $1.1 million

The annual fundraising campaign for the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program brought in more than $1.1 million in donations, the Dallas Bar Association recently announced. The Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas’ Equal Access to Justice Campaign funds DVAP, which provides free civil legal assistance to more than 4,000 low-income families each year.… Continue Reading

Texas Access to Justice groups talk civil legal aid at Capitol breakfast

Representatives of the Texas Access to Justice Foundation and Texas Access to Justice Commission, state government, and the Texas Supreme Court spoke about the importance of improving low-income Texans and veterans’ access to civil legal help at a breakfast January 26 at the Capitol. State Rep. Sarah Davis, who serves as a liaison to the … Continue Reading

Free legal clinic for Richmond-area veterans upcoming

Veterans or spouses of veterans in need of legal guidance can visit a free clinic from 9 a.m. to noon January 21 at the Richmond VA Outpatient Clinic, 22001 Southwest Freeway, Suite 200. No appointment is necessary. At the clinic, veterans and/or their spouses can receive one-on-one advice from a volunteer attorney in any area of … Continue Reading

Dallas volunteer attorneys host free small business legal clinic

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP) will hold a free small business legal clinic this month for Dallas County residents who meet certain financial guidelines. The clinic, which will be held at 5 p.m. Jan. 19 at Grace United Methodist Church, 4105 Junius St. in Dallas, will assist residents with legal counsel on starting and organizing … Continue Reading

Houston legal community raises $725K for pro bono

The Houston legal community raised more than $725,000 for pro bono at its annual fall event this month. The 67th Harvest Celebration—the largest fundraising event sponsored by the Houston Bar Association, Houston Bar Foundation, and Houston Bar Association Auxiliary—supports the Houston Volunteer Lawyers, a project that provides free legal services for veterans, the elderly, those … Continue Reading

Perkins Coie donates $30K to Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program

The Dallas office of Perkins Coie donated $30,000 to the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program to help support the organization’s pro bono efforts, a firm news release announced this week. The contribution to the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program—a joint initiative of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas—is comprised of attorneys’ fees the … Continue Reading

Dallas volunteer attorneys host free expunction clinic

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program will hold a free expunction and non-disclosure clinic for Dallas County residents who meet certain financial guidelines at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the West Dallas Multi-Purpose Community Center, 2828 Fish Trap Road. Volunteer attorneys will answer questions and provide free legal assistance to low-income Dallas County residents. An … Continue Reading

Events planned across state for Texas Veterans Legal Aid Week

Local bar associations, law schools, attorneys, and legal aid organizations across the state are providing free civil legal assistance to veterans November 6-12 for Texas Veterans Legal Aid Week. Texas has the second-highest population of veterans in the nation, and the Department of Veterans Affairs reports that legal issues account for five of the top … Continue Reading

Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program plans 10 free legal clinics in November

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program will hold 10 free legal clinics in November, providing consultation in civil matters to Dallas County residents who meet certain financial guidelines. Applicants are asked to bring proof of income, identification, and legal papers with them to the clinic. Schedules and locations are as follows: Veterans Resource Center (for veterans and their … Continue Reading

Tarrant County Bar celebrates pro bono with annual luncheon

The Tarrant County Bar Foundation celebrated pro bono efforts and raised money to improve access to justice at its annual luncheon this month. The Advocates for Justice Luncheon October 13 in Fort Worth benefited the foundation’s pro bono and community service programs and recognized the work of LegalLine, Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans—Tarrant County Chapter, … Continue Reading
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