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Immigration and Nationality Law Section wins Pro Bono Texas section awards

The State Bar of Texas Immigration and Nationality Law Section took top honors for the highest total number of reported hours and the greatest percentage of member participation. Immigration and Nationality Law Section members provided 16,303 hours of pro bono service, and 17.2 percent of members participated in providing pro bono services. Section member Karen … Continue Reading

Supreme Court Children’s Commission’s releases report on building trauma-informed child welfare system

Judge Darlene Byrne, of the 126th Civil District Court in Travis County, and the Supreme Court of Texas Children’s Commission presented its child welfare system report at the Texas Law Center in Austin on February 8. The report, Building a Trauma-Informed Child Welfare System: A Blueprint, is a roadmap to better serving Texas children and families … Continue Reading

Association of Women Attorneys Foundation recognizes Houston lawyers

The Association of Women Attorneys, or AWA, Foundation will recognize four Houston attorneys for leadership in their practice areas during the 8th AWA Foundation Premier Women in Law Luncheon on March 20 in Houston. Association of Women Attorneys Foundation Premier Women in Law 2019 honorees are, from left, Burke Butler, Betsy Kamin, Amanda McMillan, and … Continue Reading

Registration now open for the 30th Annual Texas Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Convention

The 30th Annual Texas Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Convention will be held from May 31 to June 2, 2019, at the Austin Marriott South. The convention will feature national speakers discussing current research on mental health, substance abuse recovery, and how to maintain a more balanced professional life. Attendees will be able to earn up … Continue Reading

DVAP, Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas raise more than $1.1 million for access to justice

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, or DVAP, and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas bested themselves with a record-breaking funding of $1,169,349 for pro bono legal services to the poor. Part of the “Equal Access to Justice Campaign,” the money helps provide assistance to over 4,000 low-income families with civil legal needs. In addition to using … Continue Reading

Sabrina N. Jiwani named to TMCP Steering Commmittee

Sabrina N. Jiwani, an attorney in Bradley Arant Boult Cummings’ Houston office, was appointed to the Texas Minority Counsel Program, or TMCP, Steering Committee. The TMCP, which was created in 1993 by the State Bar of Texas Office of Minority Affairs, is a client development, networking, and CLE event for diverse attorneys in Texas. Its … Continue Reading

Entertainment attorney and author Mike Farris is latest guest on State Bar of Texas Podcast

In the latest episode of the State Bar of Texas Podcast, host Rocky Dhir talks with Dallas entertainment lawyer and author Mike Farris about his career. Dhir and Farris discuss the inspiration behind Farris’ books, such as A Death in the Islands, Poor Innocent Lad, and The Bequest, and take a look at his writing … Continue Reading

Houston Volunteer Lawyers now pre-screening clients for ‘Will-A-Thon’

Low-income Houstonians in need of help preparing wills can receive assistance from volunteer attorneys during the 2019 Will-A-Thon, which is now pre-screening for clients. The free two-clinic event takes place April 3 and May 1 at the Tidwell Community Center, 9720 Spaulding St., Houston 77016 and brings together the Houston Volunteer Lawyers, Houston Bar Association … Continue Reading

Free legal clinic for veterans in Richmond

Veterans in need of legal advice or assistance can visit a free clinic on Saturday, February 9, from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteer attorneys will give any veteran or spouse of a deceased veteran one-on-one advice in any area of law, including family law, wills and probate, consumer law, real estate law, tax law, and … Continue Reading

ABA recognizes Texas attorneys and law firms as Pro Bono Leaders

The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service recognized six Texas attorneys and the Texas offices of two law firms for their participation during 2018 in the Texas Legal Answers and ABA Free Legal Answers programs. The attorneys recognized as ABA Free Legal Answers 2018 Pro Bono Leaders are Ujjayini Bose, … Continue Reading

Alexandra Guio receives ABA YLD’s National Outstanding Lawyer Award

Alexandra Guio received the Wm. Reece Smith Jr. National Outstanding Lawyer Award from the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. Each year, the award recognizes an ABA YLD member in good standing who exhibits professional excellence; service to the profession, bar, and community; and advancement of ethics and professional responsibility. Guio, an assistant district attorney … Continue Reading

Free legal clinic for veterans in Tomball

Veterans can receive free legal advice at a clinic hosted by the Houston Northwest Bar Association, the Montgomery County Bar Association, and the Houston Bar Foundation’s Veterans Legal Initiative on Saturday, January 26. The clinic will offer veterans and spouses of deceased veterans advice and counsel from volunteer attorneys in any area of law, including … Continue Reading

Longley: Board votes on chief disciplinary counsel, TYLA election issue

Editor’s Note: State Bar of Texas President Joe K. Longley sent the following message to members on Friday. The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors met today in Austin. Highlights from the meeting are provided below. New chief disciplinary counsel named The board voted unanimously to consent to the Commission for Lawyer Discipline’s selection … Continue Reading
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