Tag Archives: Access to Justice

Free legal clinic for veterans in Texas City

The Galveston County Bar Association and Houston Bar Foundation’s Veterans Legal Initiative will host a free legal clinic for veterans from 9 a.m. to noon July 23 in suite 206 of the Texas City VA Outpatient Clinic, 9300 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway.  Any veteran or spouse of a deceased veteran can receive one-on-one counsel from a … Continue Reading

DVAP hosts free divorce legal clinic Wednesday for Dallas-area residents

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program will hold a free “Pro Se Divorce Legal Clinic” for Dallas County residents who meet certain financial criteria at noon Wednesday, June 22, at the Jubilee Park and Community Center, 907 Bank St., Dallas. This clinic occurs on the fourth Wednesday of every month, with the exception of November and … Continue Reading

Dallas Bar subcommittee creates brochure, web presence to reach younger veterans

When Jonathan Rosamond visited veterans legal clinics created by the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program he noticed an absence of younger veterans like himself. There were veterans who served in Vietnam and Korea and a few from the Iraq War, but an absence of veterans from recent combat in Afghanistan troubled the co-chair of the Dallas … Continue Reading

New program provides legal hotline for survivors of sexual assault

Texas survivors of sexual assault now have a new statewide toll-free number [1-844-303-7233 (SAFE)] to get in touch with legal aid organizations for potential representation. The hotline was created as part of the Texas Access to Justice Foundation’s new program: Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault. The LASSA Network will serve every Texas county, … Continue Reading

Champions of Justice Gala to benefit legal services for Texas veterans

The Texas Access to Justice Commission will host its annual Champions of Justice Gala to benefit legal services for low-income veterans at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center in Austin. The gala will feature guest speaker Gen. Peter Pace, who served as the 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of … Continue Reading

DVAP hosts free divorce legal clinic for low-income Dallas-area residents

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program will hold a free “Pro Se Divorce Legal Clinic” for Dallas County residents who meet certain financial criteria at noon Wednesday at the Jubilee Park and Community Center, 907 Bank St., Dallas. This clinic occurs on the fourth Wednesday of every month, with the exception of November and December. Volunteer … Continue Reading

Austin Bar Foundation holds annual gala, honors 5 outstanding lawyers, judges

More than 500 members of Austin’s legal community turned out for the Austin Bar Foundation’s annual Gala on Saturday. The Austin Bar Foundation is the charitable arm of the Austin Bar Association. The foundation was established in 2003 to support and expand the provision of legal-related charitable and educational programs and services in Central Texas. Gala … 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

State Bar, Metroplex Veterans Legal Services to hold first Veterans Bankruptcy Legal Clinic

Low-income, disabled, unemployed, or homeless veterans needing assistance with bankruptcy or debt issues can receive free legal services at a first-of-its-kind Veterans Bankruptcy Clinic in the Dallas area on February 3. The single-issue clinic focused on bankruptcy and debt problems is a partnership between the State Bar of Texas, the Bankruptcy Law Section of the … 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

Pro Bono Week Spotlight Day 5: Ralph Miller and Nathan White

The State Bar of Texas, the Texas Access to Justice Commission, the American Bar Association, and others proudly support National Pro Bono Celebration Week (Oct. 25-31). Pro Bono week is an opportunity to educate the public about the good work the legal community is doing to improve the lives of vulnerable Texans and to encourage … Continue Reading
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