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Legal Services to the Poor in Civil Matters Committee announces Pro Bono Excellence award winners

The State Bar of Texas Legal Services to the Poor in Civil Matters Committee has announced its 2022 Pro Bono Excellence awards winners. Michael Logan Ware, of Fort Worth, received the Frank J. Scurlock Award; the Rev. Brooks Harrington, of Fort Worth, received the J. Chrys Dougherty Award; Judge Jerry W. Simoneaux Jr., of Harris … Continue Reading

Houston Bar Association Harvest Celebration raises over $900,000 for pro bono legal services

The Houston Bar Association’s 72nd Harvest Celebration raised over $900,000 to support pro bono legal services for low-income Houstonians. More than 1,100 HBA members and guests attended the in-person event on November 8 at the River Oaks Country Club. The Harvest Celebration is sponsored by the Houston Bar Association, or HBA, the Houston Bar Foundation, … Continue Reading

Texas Bar Foundation awards $25,000 grant to South Texas College of Law Houston for pro bono services

The Texas Bar Foundation awarded South Texas College of Law Houston a $25,000 grant to support the law school’s pro bono clinic. The grant provides stipends to “qualified, unlicensed law school graduates” to assist tenants in fighting evictions and maintaining housing stability.… Continue Reading

Texas Access to Justice Commission names Beck Redden as Champion of Justice firm

The Texas Access to Justice Commission named Beck Redden as the winner for the highest level of participation and highest amount raised in the medium-size firm category of the Champions of Justice Firm Competition. The numbers are based on Texas Access to Justice Commission contributions made by the firms’ attorneys in support of the statewide … Continue Reading

Pro Bono Spotlight: Gladys Marcos

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 24-30). 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

Pro Bono Spotlight: Maddy Dwertman

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 24-30). 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

Pro Bono Spotlight: Omar Itani

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 24-30). 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

Texas Access to Justice Foundation receives $20 million grant to provide COVID-19-related housing legal services

The Texas Access to Justice Foundation, or TAJF, received a $20 million Housing Stability Services Program grant package from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs for COVID-19-related housing legal services. The grant will allow legal aid organizations throughout Texas to provide free civil legal services to eligible households experiencing housing insecurity. Services include … Continue Reading

Legal Services to the Poor in Civil Matters Committee announces Pro Bono Excellence award winners

The State Bar of Texas Legal Services to the Poor in Civil Matters Committee has announced its 2021 Pro Bono Excellence awards winners. Lynn Rodriguez, of Fort Worth, received the Frank J. Scurlock Award; Dana Karni, of Houston, received the J. Chrys Dougherty Award; Judge Gina Benavides, of the 13th Court of Appeals in Corpus … Continue Reading

State Bar launches online portal to connect volunteer lawyers to Texans in need

The State Bar of Texas has partnered with Paladin, a justice tech company, to create a statewide online portal designed to help lawyers find volunteer opportunities and assist Texans with their legal needs. Through the free statewide portal at pbtx.joinpaladin.com, volunteer lawyers and law students have a centralized location to search and sign up for pro … Continue Reading

St. Mary’s receives grant from Texas Bar Foundation for remote legal fellowships

St. Mary’s University School of Law received a $10,400 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation to encourage pro bono legal work through new remote fellowships. In fall 2018, St. Mary’s introduced a pro bono graduation requirement for J.D. students that resulted in students seeking new opportunities for pro bono service. The new remote fellowship program … Continue Reading

San Antonio Bar Foundation launches Bexar Outreach Project-Phase II

The San Antonio Bar Foundation launched Bexar Outreach Project-Phase II with a $15,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation. Phase II of the project will expand information accessibility by presenting pertinent legal information in various formats including livestream, prerecorded video, transcripts and closed caption; building distribution on social media and other online communities; and sharing … Continue Reading
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