The Tarrant County Bar Foundation celebrated pro bono efforts and raised money to improve access to justice at its annual luncheon this month.

The Advocates for Justice Luncheon October 13 in Fort Worth benefited the foundation’s pro bono and community service programs and recognized the work of LegalLine, Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans—Tarrant County Chapter, and Tarrant County Volunteer Attorney Services.

Texas A&M University School of Law was the Champion of Justice sponsor for the event, where Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht spoke about advancing access to justice in the state.

In the past year, the pro bono programs of the foundation and the Tarrant County Bar Association put on 18 free legal clinics for veterans and low-income residents and the free legal help hotline responded to more than 1,200 calls.

Photograph courtesy of the Tarrant County Bar Foundation. Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht (left) and Advocates for Justice Luncheon Committee Member and Past State Bar President Roland Johnson.