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Free legal clinic to be held for veterans in Tomball

Veterans can receive free legal advice at a clinic hosted by the Houston Bar Foundation’s Veterans Legal Initiative on Saturday, November 4. The clinic will offer veterans and spouses of deceased veterans advice and counsel from volunteer attorneys in any area of law, including family law, wills and probate, consumer law, real estate and tax … Continue Reading

Texas Bar Journal Must-Reads for November

Can’t wait until the Texas Bar Journal arrives in the mail? Get a head start on the November issue online at Our editorial staff’s must-reads include lessons from the basketball court to improve attorney performance, insights from veterans on living with PTS, post Hurricane Harvey FAQs, and humor from the judge’s daughter. Don’t forget … Continue Reading

Open enrollment 2018 begins November 1

The 2018 Individual Health Insurance Open Enrollment kicks off on November 1. This year there are only 45 days to enroll, making the concierge level customer service available through the Texas Bar Private Insurance Exchange more vital than ever. The Texas Bar Private Insurance Exchange provides members with an online portal that makes it easy … Continue Reading

Pro Bono Spotlight Day 5: Marilyn D. McGuire

The State Bar of Texas, the Texas Access to Justice Commission, the American Bar Association, and others proudly support National Pro Bono Celebration Week (October 22-28). Pro Bono week is an opportunity to educate the public about the good work the legal community does to improve the lives of vulnerable Texans and to encourage more … Continue Reading

DVAP to host free legal clinics in November

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, a joint initiative of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, will hold 10 free legal clinics in November for Dallas County residents who meet financial guidelines. Residents will receive free legal advice and consultation in civil matters. Applicants are asked to bring proof of income, identification, … Continue Reading

Statewide Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project launches

Just in time for 2017 National Celebration of Pro Bono Week, October 22-28, Lone Star Legal Aid, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, announce the launch of Texas’ new Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project. The result of more than a year of collaboration between LSLA, TRLA, and LANWT, this new project was … Continue Reading

HTLA hosts courthouse tour and swearing-in ceremony

The Houston Trial Lawyers Association is hosting a tour of the Harris County Courthouse and a swearing-in ceremony at 3:30 p.m., November 16 at the Harris County Courthouse. The free event is for attorneys who are new to Houston or HTLA, who just passed the bar exam, and for recent or soon-to-be law school graduates.… Continue Reading

Texas to recognize paralegals on October 23

For the past eight years, Texas has celebrated Paralegal Day on October 23 to honor the paralegal community and its contributions. The State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division, founded in 1981, was created to enhance paralegals’ participation in the administration of justice, professional responsibility, and public service in cooperation with the State Bar and to … Continue Reading

Houston firms and corporations join Project TRAIN Network

Nineteen Houston law firms and companies will join the Houston Bar Association’s Project TRAIN (Training, Readiness, and Inclusion Network) in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, pledging their support to employ people with special needs. Project TRAIN, created by HBA President Alistair Dawson, assists firms and companies in hiring and retaining employees with special … Continue Reading

Free legal clinic for veterans in Richmond

Veterans in need of legal advice or assistance can visit a free clinic on Saturday, October 21, 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

Dallas Bar honors excellence in legal reporting with Philbin Awards

The Dallas Bar Association honored Dallas-Fort Worth area journalists who exemplify excellence in legal reporting with its 34th Annual Stephen Philbin Awards on Friday. The grand prize was awarded to Skip Hollandworth of Texas Monthly for “The Prisoner,” which tells the story of Edwin Debrow, who is serving a 40-year prison sentence for a murder committed at … Continue Reading

Texas Bar Private Insurance Exchange hosts free open enrollment luncheon

The Texas Bar Private Insurance Exchange will provide information about open enrollment for health care at a free luncheon. Topics at the luncheon will include a 2018 insurance market update, specific major medical insurance options in your area, how the Texas Bar Private Insurance Exchange can help, new group options, and business owners policy. Luncheons … Continue Reading

CANLAW Clinic helps cancer patients with estate planning

Two Austin attorneys discovered there was a void within the cancer community and decided to do something about it. In April 2017, they founded the CANLAW Clinic to provide estate planning legal services to cancer patients. “The most rewarding aspect is knowing that our clients are equipped with the documents they need to deal with … Continue Reading

State Bar of Texas, Dallas Bar Association win Luminary Awards

The State Bar of Texas received a Luminary Award for Excellence in Electronic Media and the Dallas Bar Association won one for Excellence in Special Projects at the National Association of Bar Executives Communications Section Workshop, held last week in St. Louis, Missouri. Each year the workshop brings together bar associations from across the country to … 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

Texas Bar Journal must-reads for October

Limited time? Go online to read the October issue of the Texas Bar Journal.Check out our editorial staff’s must-reads: attorneys helping victims of Hurricane Harvey, highlights from the 85th Legislature’s special session, a day in the life of an immigration attorney, and how immigration law overlaps with other practice areas. Don’t forget to read Movers … Continue Reading