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New TLAP video focuses on PTSD after Hurricane Harvey

A new video from the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program, featuring TLAP Director Bree Buchanan and Austin psychiatrist Robert Cantu, focuses on identifying post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, after Hurricane Harvey. In The Trauma of Harvey: Identifying PTSD in Yourself and Others, Buchanan and Cantu discuss the symptoms of and treatment for PTSD after a natural … Continue Reading

Barratry PSA clarification

The State Bar of Texas promoted a PSA about barratry on this blog and on Texasbar.com in late August that included incomplete information about barratry or improper solicitation. The video was removed and the website was updated with additional information on September 8. In many cases it is a crime in Texas for a lawyer … Continue Reading

Texas Bar College and Texas Bar College Endowment Fund make $20,000 donation to legal assistance programs

The Texas Bar College, with assistance from the Texas Bar College Endowment Fund, donated $10,000 to both the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program and Lone Star Legal Aid to assist with post-Hurricane Harvey needs. “The Texas Bar College board unanimously approved the donation to assist these two organizations in recovery efforts and all the victims of … Continue Reading

Update from State Bar President Tom Vick

Editor’s note: State Bar President Tom Vick sent the following update to members on Friday.  I’m writing to further update you on the State Bar’s recent board meeting in Lubbock and a change to the guidelines for the 2018 election for president-elect. I reported last Friday on our board’s vote to elect Trey Apffel of … Continue Reading

SBOT, ABA presidents visit Houston to promote free legal services offered in Harvey recovery

  American Bar Association President Hilarie Bass met with State Bar of Texas President Tom Vick and Houston Bar Association President Alistair Dawson, among other local leaders, as they visited a volunteer-run legal clinic and disaster relief training seminar on Monday. Bass’ trip to Houston promoted free services offered by legal aid agencies, local bars … Continue Reading

Funding your post-Harvey rebuild

With Hurricane Harvey finally gone and the floodwaters slowly beginning to recede, the magnitude of damage left behind becomes more apparent every day. Fortunately, Houston is one of the most resilient cities in the United States, and optimism can be found on every corner. Neighbors are helping neighbors rip out drywall, deliver supplies, and pull … Continue Reading

Houston Bar volunteers respond to need for legal help after Harvey

Editor’s note: The Houston Bar Association issued the following news release Friday.  Nearly 900 members of the Houston Bar Association have volunteered or registered to volunteer in the future to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Attorneys are answering calls for a daily LegalLine program; staffing legal assistance booths at shelters, Disaster Recovery Centers, and … Continue Reading

Houston-area legal advice clinics to help those impacted by Harvey

Editor’s note: The Houston Bar Association issued the following news release Tuesday.  The Houston Bar Association’s Houston Volunteer Lawyers has several legal advice clinics scheduled to assist those in affected areas of the county who have legal questions and legal issues following Hurricane Harvey. No appointment is necessary, but clinics are limited by space available, … Continue Reading
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