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Houston Bar volunteers respond to need for legal help after Harvey

Editor’s note: The Houston Bar Association issued the following news release Friday.  Nearly 900 members of the Houston Bar Association have volunteered or registered to volunteer in the future to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Attorneys are answering calls for a daily LegalLine program; staffing legal assistance booths at shelters, Disaster Recovery Centers, and … Continue Reading

Houston-area legal advice clinics to help those impacted by Harvey

Editor’s note: The Houston Bar Association issued the following news release Tuesday.  The Houston Bar Association’s Houston Volunteer Lawyers has several legal advice clinics scheduled to assist those in affected areas of the county who have legal questions and legal issues following Hurricane Harvey. No appointment is necessary, but clinics are limited by space available, … Continue Reading

Hurricane Harvey: Employer considerations in office closures and reopenings

Whenever emergency situations such as Hurricane Harvey cause office closures and such offices are subsequently reopened, Texas employers must remember several points to stay compliant with employment laws. •     In general, employees who are classified as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage and overtime provisions must be paid a salary … Continue Reading

Texas Legal Answers adds disaster category, volunteers to help with Harvey relief

Texas Legal Answers is a free online legal advice clinic where people can post their non-criminal legal questions and receive answers from volunteer lawyers. The site—TexasLegalAnswers.org—is the product of a partnership between the State Bar of Texas and the American Bar Association. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, dozens of attorney volunteers have joined Texas … Continue Reading

Status of Harris County courts; Criminal Justice Center closed indefinitely in wake of Harvey

Judge Sylvia Matthews issued the following update on the status of Harris County courts: 201 Caroline: The Harris County Civil Courthouse sustained minimal damage in the storm and reopened Sept. 5. Jury Trials: The civil district courts will not call cases for jury trials in September or October. Courtroom Locations: The Criminal Justice Center sustained … Continue Reading

Disaster recovery centers to open in 3 more Texas counties

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Wednesday it would open three additional disaster recovery centers in Texas counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. The new State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers were set to open in San Patricio County in the city of Ingleside; in Calhoun County in the city Port Lavaca; and in Victoria County in … Continue Reading

State Bar of Texas Harvey Media Reports – Sept. 6, 2017

Editor’s Note: The State Bar of Texas is providing a daily collection of important links, blog posts, and media stories to keep its members and the public informed of the latest news and resources related to Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery efforts. Important Harvey Links If you have been adversely affected or wish to assist a … Continue Reading

State, FEMA open 4 Disaster Recovery Centers

The State of Texas and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have opened four Disaster Recovery Centers in Harris, Jackson, Colorado, and Fayette counties. The centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses who are included in the 38-county federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods. Disaster survivors can visit any of the … Continue Reading

State Bar of Texas Harvey Media Reports – Sept. 5, 2017

Editor’s Note: The State Bar of Texas is providing a daily collection of important links, blog posts, and media stories to keep its members and the public informed of the latest news and resources related to Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery efforts. Important Harvey Links If you have been adversely affected or wish to assist a … Continue Reading
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