This Saturday, the Texas Young Lawyers Association is hosting its Know Your Rights/Conozco Sus Derechos! free legal clinic from 9 a.m. to noon at the Mexican Consulate in Houston. Attorneys will be available to meet one-on-one with clients at no cost, and presentations will be given—all in Spanish—on a range of pertinent issues, such as family law (divorce, custody, alimony), criminal law (assault, drunk driving), immigration (deportation, repatriation, President Obama’s executive order), and consumer law (notaries, sales and leases, debt collection violations).
A Spanish-language informational video on the event is available on YouTube.
The Conozco Sus Derechos event has its roots with the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association, which TYLA has been working with to expand the goal of educating Latinos throughout Texas about their legal rights.
“Knowing one’s rights in these areas is instrumental to giving them a voice in the community,” said Aaron Capps, a Dallas attorney and director on TYLA’s board who has been involved with the project. “As the service branch of the State Bar, this is something we strive to accomplish every day for all community members who feel lost, unrepresented, or unheard.”
More information on the event, including details in Spanish, is available on TYLA’s website.