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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

Austin celebrates Adoption Day

Newly adopted children and their families celebrated at the Gardner-Betts Juvenile Justice Center on November 3 as a part of Austin’s 15th Adoption Day. Austin Adoption Day is a partnership between the Austin Bar Association, Austin Bar Foundation, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, and Court Appointed Special Advocates with help from Travis County … Continue Reading

Houston Bar Association drive collects more than 27,000 books

The Houston Bar Association Lawyers for Literacy Committee brought in 27,480 books during its annual fall book drive in September and October. Over 50 volunteers sorted and boxed the donated books, which were distributed to 34 community shelters, hospitals, missions, veterans’ residential facilities, agencies, and literacy programs throughout the Houston area, the bar association said … 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

Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program honors pro bono work

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program recognized the work of legal professionals who dedicated nearly 36,000 hours of free legal service over the past year. The program—a joint initiative of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas—hosted its 34th Annual Pro Bono Awards Reception Tuesday, where judges, attorneys, law firms, court reporters, and … Continue Reading

DVAP celebrates pro bono week with events, clinic, awards

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program is holding a weeklong pro bono celebration with several continuing legal education classes, a free volunteer legal clinic, and other events. National Celebrate Pro Bono Week runs Oct. 23-29. The Dallas events are part of an effort to meet the ever-growing needs of the country’s most vulnerable citizens by encouraging … Continue Reading

Denton Bar, TYLA to host probate CLE

The Denton County Bar Association, Texas Young Lawyers Association, and State Bar of Texas are teaming up to offer a probate law CLE next month. The Beyond the Basics seminar, a skills-focused course aimed at two- to eight-year practitioners, will include topics such as litigation standing, fee disputes, and managing clients and feature experienced attorneys … Continue Reading

Dallas volunteer attorneys hold 11 free legal clinics in October

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP) will hold 11 free legal clinics in October, 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

Dallas Bar Association teaches public about courts through program

The 5th Court of Appeals in Dallas took a recent oral argument from the courtroom to the classroom as a part of a Dallas Bar Association program to educate students and the public about the courts system. With the “Appealing to the Public” initiative—in its 10th year—the DBA aims to improve the community’s understanding of … Continue Reading

Dallas Bar honors excellence in legal reporting

The Dallas Bar Association honored Dallas-Fort Worth area journalists who exemplify excellence in legal reporting with its 33rd Annual Stephen Philbin Awards on Friday. The grand prize was awarded to Michael Hall of Texas Monthly for “The Outcast,” which tells the story of a convicted sex offender who proclaims his innocence while trying to live … Continue Reading

Mexican-American Bar raises scholarship money at Houston event

The Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas Foundation hosted its annual scholarship luncheon on August 24 in Houston. The 11th annual luncheon at the Double Tree Hotel in Houston raised money for the foundation’s scholarships, which are awarded to outstanding Hispanic students at each Houston-based law school who demonstrate leadership and a commitment to justice and … Continue Reading

Hays County Bench Bar Conference in October

Registration is now open for the sixth annual Hays County Bench Bar Conference on October 25 at Camp Lucy in Dripping Springs. The event—hosted by the Hays County Bar Association in partnership with the Caldwell and Comal County bar associations—will feature county court judges, state appellate judges, and other speakers and will include networking opportunities, … Continue Reading

Dallas volunteer attorneys host 11 free legal clinics in September

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP) will hold 11 free legal clinics in September, 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:… Continue Reading

Austin Bar Foundation, LGBT Bar Association award scholarships to law students

The Austin Bar Foundation and Austin LGBT Bar Association awarded two law students with $5,000 scholarships in recognition of their commitment to LGBT legal issues. Anya Morgan, a third-year student at the University of Texas School of Law, and Luis A. Medina Jr., a 2016 graduate of St. Mary’s University School of Law, were the … Continue Reading

Dallas legal community to celebrate civility, professionalism

Lawyers and judges in the Dallas legal community will reaffirm their commitment to civility and professionalism during a new program next month. The Day of Civility and Professionalism, which will be observed in all Dallas state and federal courts, on September 9 aims to encourage attorneys and those serving in the judiciary to reemphasize their … Continue Reading
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