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Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman will discuss the law and journey to the bench in new ‘Lady Justice’ Podcast Series

The “Lady Justice: Women of the Court” podcast will feature Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman, Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Rhonda Wood, Chief Justice Bridget McCormack of Michigan, and Justice Beth Walker of West Virginia. In a press release, Justice Guzman describes the podcast as “an exciting opportunity to enhance the public’s understanding about the … Continue Reading

SMU, University of Houston to host Black Lawyers Matter virtual conference

The University of Houston Law Center and SMU Dedman School of Law will host a virtual conference from 8:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. October 30 titled “Black Lawyers Matter: Strategies to Enhance Diversity and Inclusion.” The keynote speaker for the event will be David B. Wilkins, the Lester Kissel Professor of Law at Harvard Law … Continue Reading

Tarrant County Bar Association Diversity Committee partners with L. Clifford Davis Legal Association and Black Women Lawyers Association to host conversation on race and racism

The Tarrant County Bar Association Diversity Committee, alongside the L. Clifford Davis Legal Association and Black Women Lawyers Association, will host a conversation on how to talk about race and racism. “The R Word: How to Talk About Race and Racism” will be held at noon on August 24. The conversation is part of the … Continue Reading

Houston legal community forms evictions assistance coalition

A coalition was formed to help greater Houston area residents who need legal assistance regarding evictions after the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act’s eviction protection expired on July 26. The Houston Bar Association, Houston Volunteer Lawyers, Houston Lawyer Referral Service, Dispute Resolution Center, Lone Star Legal Aid, South Texas College of Law Houston, … Continue Reading

Task force to study how to resume criminal court proceedings

A task force designed to help the Texas courts system resume criminal proceedings in light of the COVID-19 pandemic won approval June 24 from the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors. The board approved the Presidential Task Force on Criminal Court Proceedings at the request of 2020-2021 State Bar President Larry McDougal, a Richmond … Continue Reading

DBA Entrepreneurs in Community Lawyering

Interested in opening your own practice and bringing justice to everyday people? Apply Now! Visit dallasbar.org/incubatorprogram to apply. Application deadline: Friday, July 17, 2020. The Dallas Bar Association launched “Entrepreneurs in Community Lawyering” in 2019 as the first local legal incubator program in Dallas. The incubator helps socially conscious lawyers start a financially sustainable solo … Continue Reading

Houston Volunteer Lawyers offers free legal representation in eviction cases for low-income Harris County residents

Houston Volunteer Lawyers is offering low-income individuals who may face eviction proceedings the opportunity to apply for free legal representation. Applications may be submitted online at makejusticehappen.org/Apply-Online, by email at info@hvlp.org, and by fax to 713-228-5826. Applicants should be prepared to give as much information about their case as possible, including an eviction case number … Continue Reading

Coronavirus Legal News Briefing — April 21, 2020

Editor’s Note: The State Bar of Texas is providing this collection of important links, blog posts, and media stories to keep its members and the public informed of the latest news and resources related to the novel coronavirus outbreak and its impact on the legal community. Important links State Bar of Texas Coronavirus Legal Resources … Continue Reading

Houston Bar Association hosts COVID-19-related LegalLine service

The Houston Bar Association invites members of the public needing help with legal inquiries to sign up for the free LegalLine program from 5 to 8 p.m. April 22. Those needing assistance with general legal questions or COVID-19-related inquiries—including unemployment; eviction, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security, or CARES, Act; the Families First Coronavirus … Continue Reading

Coronavirus Legal News Briefing — April 17, 2020

Editor’s Note: The State Bar of Texas is providing this collection of important links, blog posts, and media stories to keep its members and the public informed of the latest news and resources related to the novel coronavirus outbreak and its impact on the legal community. Important links State Bar of Texas Coronavirus Legal Resources … Continue Reading

Support available for survivors of sexual assault

The Texas Access to Justice Foundation’s Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault is providing free legal help to assist with legal issues stemming from sexual assault—such as privacy, safety, housing, family law, immigration, medical/mental health services, and sexual violence in the workplace or educational institution. Survivors can receive help by calling 844-303-SAFE (7233), Option … Continue Reading

Dallas Bar Association launches free basic planning forms webpage for emergency responders

The Dallas Bar Association has created a webpage offering basic planning forms for police, fire, and medical personnel. Forms on the webpage include: planning forms for your signature; summaries of the forms; additional lawyer video explanations; and an article explaining how to successfully complete and execute the forms. The forms can be printed, completed, and … Continue Reading

San Antonio Bar launches San Antonio Legal Services Association

The San Antonio Bar Association has launched the San Antonio Legal Services Association, or SALSA, making its Community Justice Program an independent organization. With the COVID-19 pandemic causing spikes in unemployment and housing crises across the state, SALSA has created virtual training and remote legal assistance opportunities to assist tenants with obtaining relief and to … Continue Reading
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