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Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program provides free legal clinics for area residents

The Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas will hosts 11 free legal clinics in October for eligible Dallas County residents. The clinics offer free legal advice and consultation in civil matters for those residents who meet certain income requirements under Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas guidelines. Applicants are asked to bring proof … Continue Reading

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

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

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

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

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

Free expunction, non-disclosure clinic for low-income Dallas residents

Low-income Dallas residents who need help cleaning up their criminal records can get free assistance at an upcoming legal clinic hosted by the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program. Attorneys at the April 19 clinic will advise individuals on how to get certain past crimes they were not convicted of expunged or non-disclosed from their records. Expunctions … 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

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

Webinar to train paralegals on pro bono volunteering

The Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas and texaslawhelp.org are offering a free training webinar to paralegals who are interested in volunteering for the website’s pro bono program. The webinar will be available online September 9 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., and the Paralegal Division’s Fort Worth/Arlington division will host an in-person training … Continue Reading

Dallas lawyer selected for ABA award

Kim J. Askew, partner in K&L Gates in Dallas, was recently named as the recipient of a 2015 Spirit of Excellence Award from the American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity. Askew, one of four winners, will receive the award during a Feb. 7, 2015, ceremony at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Houston. … Continue Reading

Attorney and civil rights activist Adelfa Callejo dies

Adelfa Callejo—the first Latina to graduate from Southern Methodist University School of Law—died Saturday morning from brain cancer. She was 90 years old. One of the first Latinas nationwide to receive a law degree, Callejo represented the disadvantaged as an acclaimed civil rights lawyer. At the law firm of Callejo and Callejo, where she practiced … Continue Reading
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