Monthly Archives: September 2014

Decreasing the paper shuffle in Montgomery County

Although many of Texas’s 254 counties have technologically savvy infrastructures, others have not yet implemented modern, digital operations. Some of these communities are small or remote and less “plugged-in,” while others are more populated but satisfied with or accustomed to their current system. But the permanence of the digital age and the Texas Supreme Court’s … Continue Reading

Free legal clinic for veterans Sept. 27 in Tomball

Veterans and spouses of deceased veterans can receive free legal advice during a clinic in Tomball on Saturday, Sept. 27. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at the Tomball VA Outpatient Clinic, 1200 W. Main St. No appointment is needed. Lawyers will be on site to offer counsel in any area … Continue Reading

Panel to focus on First Amendment opinions

Education and journalism leaders will discuss findings from the most recent “Future of the First Amendment” survey during a streamed session on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. Panelists will include Carol Lange, director for the Journalism Education Association; Alan Weintraut, a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Journalism Teacher of the Year; and Frank LoMonte, executive … Continue Reading

Dallas legal organizations plan wills clinic for area residents

The Dallas Area Paralegal Association and the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program are sponsoring a wills clinic at Fowler Christian Apartments in Dallas on Sept. 27. Pro bono lawyers will be paired with a client seeking assistance and will have a month to communicate with the client and prepare a will. A corresponding ceremony where testators … Continue Reading

Students, TEX-ABOTA celebrate Constitution Day

Dozens of high school students gathered at the Texas Capitol on Wednesday, Sept. 17, filling seats in the chambers of the Texas House of Representatives in recognition of Constitution Day. The Texas Chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates invited the 11th- and 12th-grade students, who represented public and private schools across the state, … Continue Reading

EDITORIAL: Celebrate the Importance of American Freedom

The Constitution is a crucial thread in the fabric of our country's history. As former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor once said, the Constitution changed world history "for the perpetual benefit of mankind. In 1787, no country in the world had ever allowed its citizens to select their own form of government, much less to select a democratic government."… Continue Reading

Pro Bono Volunteers Receive Training in Austin

From Sept. 3-5, 2014, approximately 43 attorneys from across the state met in Austin at the Texas Law Center to receive training and share ideas as part of the annual Pro Bono Coordinators Retreat, put on by the Legal Access Division of the State Bar of Texas. The retreat aimed to give the attendees—who are … Continue Reading

Free legal clinic for veterans scheduled for Texas City

Veterans, as well as spouses of deceased veterans, can obtain free legal advice and assistance during a clinic in Texas City on Saturday, Sept. 13. No appointment is needed for the clinic, which takes place from 9 a.m. to noon at the Texas City VA Outpatient Clinic, 9300 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Suite 206. Volunteer … Continue Reading