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Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas’ driver restoration efforts now backed by LSC grant

The Legal Services Corporation, or LSC, will award Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas $296,224 through its Pro Bono Innovation Fund grant. Designed to encourage and expand pro bono efforts that serve low-income clients, the grant will help Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas expand its Driver’s License Restoration Project with pro bono volunteers. Those attorneys will … Continue Reading

Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas Foundation to hold annual scholarship luncheon

The Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas Foundation, or MABATx Foundation, will host its 14th annual Scholarship Luncheon benefiting Hispanic law students on August 21 at the C. Baldwin Curio Collection by Hilton (the former Downtown DoubleTree Houston). Scholarships will be awarded to law students from each of Houston’s three law schools (South Texas College of … Continue Reading

El Paso Bar Association establishes hotline

The El Paso Bar Association has launched a hotline to provide support to victims and families impacted by the tragedy on Saturday, August 3, in El Paso. The hotline number is 915-832-7211. Volunteer attorneys will be available to assist individuals who have been affected by the tragedy with any legal questions they may have. For … Continue Reading

Relief funds established for El Paso victims

The El Paso Community Foundation and Paso Del Norte Community Foundation have established relief funds to accept monetary donations to support victims and their families affected by the tragedy on Saturday, August 3. The El Paso Community Foundation has established the El Paso Shooting Victims’ Fund and donations can be made here. The foundation will … Continue Reading

Flag lowered to half-staff; blood drives set

Our thoughts are with the people of El Paso in the wake of the tragedy that transpired on Saturday. In memory of those who lost their lives and in accordance with Saturday’s proclamation by Gov. Greg Abbott, the State Bar of Texas has lowered the Texas flag to half-staff. The flag shall remain at half-staff … Continue Reading

Register now for TAPS 2019

The State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division will host the 2019 Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar from September 18 to 20 at the DoubleTree in Austin. “There’s No Place Like TAPS” will include CLE, socials, a keynote luncheon, and the Paralegal Division Annual Meeting on September 20.… Continue Reading

July must-reads

The July issue of the Texas Bar Journal is out now. What are your favorites? Here are ours from this month’s look at the changing practice of law. And don’t forget to check out the latest in Movers and Shakers, Memorials, and Disciplinary Actions.… Continue Reading

Winners of the 2019 Texas Gavel Awards announced

Stories that examined how Texas judges are elected and showed how law enforcement agencies are using the Texas Public Information Act to withhold information about deceased suspects are among the winners of the 2019 Texas Gavel Awards. Journalists representing The Texas Tribune, KXAN-TV in Austin, KRIS-TV in Corpus Christi, Super Lawyers Magazine, and the Victoria Advocate were selected as winners. … Continue Reading

Houston Bar Association establishes LGBTQ+ Committee

Houston Bar Association President Benny Agosto Jr.’s newly formed LGBTQ+ Committee will meet July 8 to set goals and discuss programming for the upcoming year, including participation in the HBA Diversity Summit on July 11. “As our nation prepares to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, it is important that our bar association … Continue Reading

Texas attorneys honored by ABAYLD

Tiye Foley, Michael Ritter, and Ryan V. Cox received On the Rise—Top 40 Young Lawyers Awards from the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. The ABA’s On the Rise award program began in 2016 and has provided “national recognition for ABA young lawyer members who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, innovation, vision, leadership, … Continue Reading

TCDLA to honor Declaration of Independence

The Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, or TCDLA, will honor the Declaration of Independence with public readings across the state on July 3. The readings will take place in about 140 communities across Texas and will celebrate the 243rd anniversary of independence from Great Britain.… Continue Reading

Texas Capital Bank joins Texas Access to Justice Foundation Prime Partner Bank program

Texas Capital Bank is the newest member of the Texas Access to Justice Foundation’s Prime Partner Bank program. Prime Partner banks and credit unions voluntarily pay higher interest rates for Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts, or IOLTA, to raise money for civil legal aid and to support improvements to the justice system.… Continue Reading