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Austin Bar offers 4 free legal clinics for veterans in August

Austin-area veterans can seek free legal advice and one-on-one counseling at the following free legal clinics in August: Monday, August 8: 1:30–4 p.m., Austin VA Outpatient Clinic, 7901 Metropolis Drive August 15: 1–5 p.m., Gillespie County Annex Conference Room, 102 E. San Antonio St., Suite C, Fredericksburg August 20: 1:30–4 p.m., Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 … Continue Reading

Houston Volunteer Lawyers receives $125K grant for veterans initiative

The Houston Bar Association’s volunteer lawyer service received a $125,000 boost for its veterans legal aid program from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. Houston Volunteer Lawyers’ Veterans Legal Initiative, which started in 2008, serves more than 2,300 veterans and spouses of deceased veterans annually, helping them in all areas of civil law.… Continue Reading

Texas Advocacy Project announces annual award recipients

The Texas Advocacy Project has announced the recipients of its annual awards recognizing community members who embody the nonprofit’s mission. The organization—which aims to provide free legal services to victims of domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking across the state—will present the awards at its 10th Annual Black & White Ball on October … Continue Reading

Free legal clinic for veterans in Houston June 15

Veterans in need of legal help with disability benefits appeals can attend a free clinic in Houston this month. In order to attend, veterans must have received a decision from the Veterans Affairs Department on their disability benefit claim and must bring their decision letter to the clinic on June 15. Those attending must also … Continue Reading

Harris County judiciary, Houston Bar present pro bono awards

The Harris County judiciary and Houston Bar Association presented their Bench Bar Pro Bono Awards at a ceremony May 2. Law firms, individuals, and a corporate legal department received the accolades for their work to provide legal services to low-income Harris County residents. The awards were established eight years ago in an effort to encourage … Continue Reading

Houston pro bono team secures inmate’s release from prison for non-violent drug offense

The pro bono efforts of a Houston-based husband-and-wife legal team allowed an Illinois man to walk free after serving nearly two decades in prison for a non-violent drug offense. For the past seven years, Vinson & Elkins partner Darin Schultz and Morgan Lewis associate Christina Vitale represented Scott Walker, an Illinois man arrested, charged and … Continue Reading

Houston veterans attorney receives national pro bono award

Robert B. Goss, a Houston veterans’ law attorney, received the Pro Bono Advocate of the Year Award from the Center for Veterans Advancement and the National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates Inc. Goss accepted the award March 12 at NOVA’s spring conference in Las Vegas. “I was shocked and deeply honored to receive this award, as … Continue Reading

Houston Bar Association’s ‘Will-A-Thon’ sets screening dates

Harris County residents who are older than 60, disabled or veterans, and who meet low-income guidelines, qualify for free help with simple wills and basic medical directives provided through a “Will-A-Thon” hosted by the Houston Bar Association’s Elder Law Committee. To apply for assistance through the Will-A-Thon, you must call 713-228-0735 between 9 a.m. and … Continue Reading

Dallas campaign raises more than $1 million for pro bono legal services

Dallas-area lawyers raised $1,031,314 for pro bono legal services for the poor as part of the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program’s “Equal Access to Justice Campaign.” Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP) is a joint program of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas. The program provides free legal assistance to more than 4,000 … Continue Reading

DVAP hosts legal clinics in January for Dallas County residents

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP) will hold 10 free legal clinics in January, providing consultation in civil matters to Dallas County residents who meet certain financial guidelines. All clinics begin at 5 p.m. They are: East Dallas (Grace United Methodist Church, 4105 Junius St.) Thursdays, Jan. 7 and 21 South Dallas (Martin Luther King, … Continue Reading

Houston-area veterans clinic scheduled for Saturday

Several Houston-area bar associations are teaming up to host a free legal clinic for veterans this Saturday, December 19, from 9 a.m. to noon. Participating organizations include the Montgomery County Bar Association, The Woodlands Bar Association, and the Houston Bar Foundation’s Veterans Legal Initiative. The clinic will be held at the Conroe VA Outpatient Clinic, … Continue Reading

Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program announces December legal clinics

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program will host 11 free legal clinics—including an expunction clinic and a veteran’s clinic—this December at a variety of locations across the county. During the general sessions, which are open to Dallas County residents who meet income eligibility guidelines, volunteer lawyers will provide free legal advice and consultation in civil matters. … Continue Reading
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