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Free legal classes for flood victims at “People’s Law School”

Editor’s note: The Houston Bar Association issued the following news release Thursday.  This is your chance to learn more about your legal rights, and have fun at the same time. Best of all, it is absolutely free. On Saturday, September 30th, the Center for Consumer Law at the University of Houston Law Center, with the … Continue Reading

Free legal advice clinics for Harvey evacuees 9/1 in San Antonio

Editor’s note: The San Antonio Bar Association issued the following news release Thursday. SAN ANTONIO, TX — The Community Justice Program and the San Antonio Young Lawyers Association are offering pro bono legal advice clinics for evacuees and those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. There is no RSVP or pre-registration required, and walk-ins are welcome.… Continue Reading

Hundreds of lawyers, law students, and paralegals step up to help Harvey survivors

Hundreds of lawyers, law students, and paralegals have volunteered to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. As of Thursday morning a total of 1,150 individuals had filled out the State Bar of Texas volunteer form to offer a variety of assistance to Harvey survivors. Of those, 556 are licensed Texas attorneys, 469 are lawyers licensed … 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

State Bar compiling Harvey-related free legal clinics

The State Bar of Texas is compiling a list of free legal clinics for the public in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The clinic list is updated regularly on the Bar’s Disaster Relief Resources web page texasbar.com/disasters. The clinics can help with insurance questions, landlord tenant matters, consumer and real estate problems, and offer guidance … Continue Reading

Longtime Texas RioGrande Legal Aid leader to retire

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Executive Director David Hall will retire from his position after 42 years at the helm, the organization announced Wednesday. “It has been my honor and privilege to work alongside colleagues and friends with such inspiring values, compassion, and dedication for justice,” Hall said in a statement to staff announcing his decision. … Continue Reading

Make a difference: Volunteer attorneys sought to help with pro bono legal advice website

TexasLegalAnswers.org, debuting June 1, will operate as a free, online legal advice clinic for low-income Texans, and volunteer attorneys are needed to help answer their questions. The site will allow individuals who meet certain financial guidelines and who need basic legal guidance to log on, post questions, and have them answered by volunteer attorneys across … Continue Reading

Austin Bar, local attorneys launch free cancer legal clinic

Two young attorney cancer survivors have joined forces with the Austin Bar Association and Austin Bar Foundation to create a free cancer legal clinic. The mission of the clinic—dubbed CANLAW—is to offer free estate planning services to those affected by cancer and their families, the Austin Bar Association announced in a press release. “Given my … 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

Dallas volunteer attorneys host free small business 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. March 16 at Grace United Methodist Church, 4105 Junius St. in Dallas, will assist residents with legal counsel on starting and organizing … 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

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

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

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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