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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

Law firms and bar associations provide resources for coronavirus and opportunities to help

Law firms and bar associations across the state are coming together to provide up-to-date information about COVID-19 and to provide help for those affected by the pandemic. The Dorothy Butler Law Firm in Dripping Springs is doing pro bono work to help small business owners navigate the Small Business Association Disaster Loan applications. The firm … Continue Reading

Coronavirus Legal News Briefing — March 16, 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 Frequently Asked Questions — Coronavirus safety measures at … Continue Reading

Entries sought for local bar association awards

The State Bar of Texas Local Bar Services Committee is now accepting local bar association submissions for the annual Stars of Texas Bars Awards and Judge Sam Williams Award. The Stars of Texas Bars Awards include eight award categories that recognize local bar associations for outstanding community involvement, commitment to increasing access to justice, and … Continue Reading

Houston Bar Association fundraiser helps renovate elementary school library

The Houston Bar Association Lawyers for Literary Committee teamed with the Houston Independent School District Department of Library Services and Weekley Family YMCA to remodel Charles Shearn Elementary School’s library. HBA President Benny Agosto Jr., HBA Lawyers for Literacy Chairs Alvin Adjei, Karan Ciotti, and Chanler Langham helped spearhead the initiative. Fundraising generated $30,000 from … Continue Reading

Adopt-An-Angel Program spreads holiday cheer

The Houston Young Lawyers Foundation, or HYLF, and Houston Young Lawyers Association, or HYLA, will once again spread holiday cheer this year through the annual Adopt-An-Angel gift-giving program. This year, more than 2,400 children from six Houston early childhood elementary schools and four private charities will benefit from the efforts of the program. During December, … Continue Reading

Houston Bar Association raises over $870,000 for pro bono legal services

The Houston Bar Association, or HBA, raised a record $873,874 to support pro bono legal services for low-income Houston residents at its 70th annual Harvest Celebration. The fundraising event was sponsored by the HBA, Houston Bar Foundation, and the HBA Auxiliary. “The HBA is committed to increasing its community service through much-needed pro bono legal … Continue Reading
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