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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

Texas Bar Journal Must-Reads for September

Looking for a head start on September’s issue of the Texas Bar Journal? Check out our editorial staff’s must-reads for stories about the 85th Legislature, concealed carry on campus, civil rights attorney L. Clifford Davis, and the legacy of In re Lee. Don’t forget to read Movers and Shakers, Disciplinary Actions, and Memorials.… Continue Reading

State Bar of Texas Harvey Media Reports – Sept. 1, 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. If you have been adversely affected or wish to assist a colleague, please take … Continue Reading

State Bar of Texas joins with ABA, FEMA to assist Harvey survivors

The State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association (ABA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and other organizations have partnered to help provide legal and recovery assistance to people affected by Hurricane Harvey. A toll-free legal hotline (800-504-7030) is available to connect low-income individuals affected by the disaster with local legal aid providers who … Continue Reading

Houston Bar to offer legal assistance to those impacted by Harvey

Editor’s note: The Houston Bar Association issued the following news release on Wednesday.  The Houston Bar Association (HBA) is responding to the questions and legal needs of those affected by Hurricane Harvey in a number of ways. For updated information on legal aid and other services, visit www.makejusticehappen.org/Harvey, or call 713-228-0732 or 713-759-1133. “It is imperative … Continue Reading

Texas Supreme Court adds, amends Harvey-related orders

Editor’s Note: The Texas Supreme Court issued the following advisory Wednesday regarding its emergency orders related to Hurricane Harvey. The Texas Supreme Court has amended orders relating to problems created by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath, amending one to allow out-of-state lawyers to practice temporarily in Texas and adding others (1) to permit the Aransas … Continue Reading

Jury duty scams targeting Travis County

Jury duty scams are again hitting Texas. The Travis County Sheriff’s Office has received reports of calls to residents in which scammers are aggressively accusing them of failing to show up for jury duty and claiming that a fine must be paid to avoid arrest. The scammers claim to be a sergeant or a lieutenant—using … Continue Reading

Order allows modification, suspension of court procedures in Harvey-affected proceedings

The Texas Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeals issued an emergency order Monday authorizing modification and suspension of court procedures in proceedings affected by Hurricane Harvey. The order expires September 27 unless the courts extend it. “Court proceedings … throughout Texas may be affected by the disaster because of closures of courts and clerks’ … Continue Reading

Vick: State Bar has legal resources to help during Harvey

By G. Thomas Vick Jr. When disasters like Hurricane Harvey strike Texas, the State Bar of Texas serves as a hub of legal and recovery-related resources for Texans and Texas lawyers (visit texasbar.com/disasters). First, the State Bar operates a legal hotline—(800) 504-7030—that helps people find answers to basic legal questions and locate recovery resources in … Continue Reading

State Bar offers legal hotline to help Texans affected by Harvey

Due to dangerous conditions predicted in advance of Tropical Storm Harvey’s imminent landfall, the State Bar of Texas is reminding residents of its legal hotline — (800) 504-7030. The hotline — answered in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese — connects low-income people affected by a disaster with legal aid providers in their area who can help … Continue Reading

Diversity increases at some Austin law firms

As Austin continues to grow, the number of minority attorneys increased during the past year at some of the city’s firms, according to a report released August 9. The Law Firm Diversity Report Card grades the city’s law firms on their hiring, promotion, and retention of attorneys of diverse races, genders, and sexual orientations. The … Continue Reading

State Bar of Texas wins national award for diversity program

The State Bar of Texas today received a national award for one of its signature efforts to promote diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. The Texas Minority Counsel Program (TMCP) received one of three ABA Partnership Awards during an awards ceremony held in conjunction with the American Bar Association Annual Meeting in New York. … Continue Reading

Free legal clinic for veterans in Texas City

Veterans in need of legal help can visit a free clinic on Saturday, August 19, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Texas City VA Outpatient Clinic, 9300 Emmett F. Lowry Expwy., Ste. 206, Texas City 77591. The event will provide veterans or spouses of deceased veterans with one-on-one counsel from a volunteer attorney in … Continue Reading
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