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Texas Access to Justice Foundation awards grants in honor of 35th anniversary and John Grisham

The Texas Access to Justice Foundation, or TAJF, awarded grants to four legal aid organizations in honor of bestselling author John Grisham and the organization’s 35th anniversary. TAJF is providing $75,000 grants to Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, Lone Star Legal Aid, South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Project, and Texas RioGrande Legal Aid in Grisham’s … 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

Jerry and Sherri Alexander: pro bono heroes

Hero: /hiro/: a person who is admired for achievements and noble qualities. Merriam-Webster Dictionary. By the definition above, it is easy to see why we chose the theme of “Not All Heroes Wear Capes” for this year’s Equal Access to Justice Campaign. In this endeavor, our EAJ heroes are admired not for their achievements, but … Continue Reading

Pro Bono Spotlight: Marlene Dougherty

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 21-27). 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: Leslie Alvarez

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 20-26). 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: Taylor McConnell

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 20-26). 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: Ashley Rich

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 20-26). 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: Nina Orendain

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 20-26). 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: Alicia M. Grant

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 20-26). 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: Genesis Reed

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 20-26). 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: Tanner Hartnett

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 20-26). 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: Eric Michael Garza

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 20-26). 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: Kelsey Aubrey

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 20-26). 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

Michael Hofrichter named executive director of Houston Volunteer Lawyers

The Houston Bar Association, or HBA, and the Houston Volunteer Lawyers, or HVL, have named Michael Hofrichter as executive director of HVL. Hofrichter previously served as HVL’s operations and compliance director, interim executive director, and interim low income tax clinic director. He joined HVL in 2010 upon graduating from the University of Houston Law Center. … Continue Reading

American Bar Endowment opens 2020 Opportunity Grant cycle

The American Bar Endowment, or ABE, is now accepting applications for the 2020 Opportunity Grant Program. Grants go to support the development or expansion of new innovative, boots-on-the-ground programs and projects that serve the immediate and critical needs of the public and the legal profession. “Each year we look forward to supporting underserved communities through … Continue Reading

May must-reads

The heat is back, but we’re not talking about the weather. The May issue of the Texas Bar Journal hits mailboxes soon, but if you’re looking for a head start, we have you covered. Check out our editorial staff’s top picks: ABA TECHSHOW takeaways, pro bono opportunities in Alaska’s 2018 earthquake disaster response, an overview … Continue Reading

MidSouth Bank joins Texas Access to Justice Foundation’s Prime Partner Bank program

MidSouth Bank has partnered with the Texas Access to Justice Foundation’s Prime Partner Bank program. As part of the program, MidSouth Bank will voluntarily pay higher interest rates for Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts, or IOLTA. “Many Texans face serious legal issues, such as escaping situations of domestic violence or avoiding foreclosure, and simply do … Continue Reading

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

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
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