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Texas prosecutors and county attorneys help Harvey-ravaged colleagues

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the Texas District & County Attorneys Foundation created a relief fund and asked people to donate to help their struggling peers. As a result, this week the foundation gifted $1,000 per person to 40 prosecutors, investigators, and administrative staff in eight South Texas counties. “We know this is not … Continue Reading

Registration under way for 2018 Law-Related Education Conference

All educators, supervisors, and regional service center personnel are welcome to attend the 2018 Annual Law- Related Education Conference on January 26-27, 2018, at the Commons Learning Center in Austin. Conference participants will explore literacy components of reading, writing, and articulating points of view through history and why it is essential to maintaining freedom.… Continue Reading

San Antonio Bar Association rallies pro bono volunteers to assist Sutherland Springs victims

In a message to members, San Antonio Bar Association President Beth Watkins said the need for legal services for those affected by the recent mass shooting at the Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church will likely exceed what the legal community in that area can provide. The San Antonio Bar Association predicts there will be a need … 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

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

Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program provides free legal clinics for area residents

The Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas will hosts 11 free legal clinics in October for eligible Dallas County residents. The clinics offer free legal advice and consultation in civil matters for those residents who meet certain income requirements under Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas guidelines. Applicants are asked to bring proof … Continue Reading

State Bar compiling Harvey-related free legal clinics

The State Bar of Texas is compiling a list of free legal clinics for the public in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The clinic list is updated regularly on the Bar’s Disaster Relief Resources web page texasbar.com/disasters. The clinics can help with insurance questions, landlord tenant matters, consumer and real estate problems, and offer guidance … Continue Reading

Register now to attend University of Houston’s “People’s Law School”

The “People’s Law School” returns to the University of Houston on April 1. The event, sponsored by the Houston Lawyer Referral Service and the Center for Consumer Law at the University of Houston Law Center, will host more than 40 volunteer lawyers, judges, and law professors as they teach courses for the public in 15 … Continue Reading

Dallas volunteer attorneys host free small business clinic

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP) will hold a free small business legal clinic this month for Dallas County residents who meet certain financial guidelines. The clinic, which will be held at 5 p.m. March 16 at Grace United Methodist Church, 4105 Junius St. in Dallas, will assist residents with legal counsel on starting and organizing … Continue Reading

Dallas volunteer attorneys hold free February expunction clinic

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program will hold a free expunction and non-disclosure clinic for Dallas County residents who meet certain financial guidelines at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the West Dallas Multi-Purpose Community Center, 2828 Fish Trap Road. Volunteer attorneys will answer questions on expunction and non-disclosure orders and provide free legal assistance to low-income Dallas County … Continue Reading

Free legal clinic for veterans in Texas City on Feb. 18

The Galveston County Bar Association and Houston Bar Foundation’s Veterans Legal Initiative will host a free legal clinic for veterans from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 18 in suite 206 of the Texas City VA Outpatient Clinic, 9300 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway. Any veteran or spouse of a deceased veteran can receive one-on-one assistance and advice … Continue Reading

Sneak Peek: How and Why to Document Your Firm Technology Processes

Jennifer M. Ramovs and Catherine Sanders Reach Excerpted from “How and Why to Document Your Firm Technology and Processes” from ABA TECHSHOW 2016 The first big question you may ask is why should you document your firm’s information? This is a daunting project, no doubt. The investment of time now can provide unlimited returns in the … Continue Reading

ABA TECHSHOW 2017 Is Coming! Take Advantage of Early Bird Registration

The countdown begins for the ABA TECHSHOW 2017. State Bar of Texas members can save up to $150 off the registration price for the conference, scheduled for March 15-18, at the Hilton Chicago. Early bird registration ends January 30. To receive your discount, use the code EP1721 and register here. ABA TECHSHOW is an annual … Continue Reading

Free legal clinic for Richmond-area veterans upcoming

Veterans or spouses of veterans in need of legal guidance can visit a free clinic from 9 a.m. to noon January 21 at the Richmond VA Outpatient Clinic, 22001 Southwest Freeway, Suite 200. No appointment is necessary. At the clinic, veterans and/or their spouses can receive one-on-one advice from a volunteer attorney in any area of … Continue Reading

Dallas volunteer attorneys host free expunction clinic

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program will hold a free expunction and non-disclosure clinic for Dallas County residents who meet certain financial guidelines at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the West Dallas Multi-Purpose Community Center, 2828 Fish Trap Road. Volunteer attorneys will answer questions and provide free legal assistance to low-income Dallas County residents. An … Continue Reading

Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program plans 10 free legal clinics in November

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program will hold 10 free legal clinics in November, providing consultation in civil matters to Dallas County residents who meet certain financial guidelines. Applicants are asked to bring proof of income, identification, and legal papers with them to the clinic. Schedules and locations are as follows: Veterans Resource Center (for veterans and their … Continue Reading

Luncheon celebrates Paralegal Day

District 3 of the State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division celebrated Paralegal Day with a luncheon October 12. The event celebrated paralegals and the 35th anniversary of the division’s establishment in 1981, when the State Bar of Texas became the first bar association to create a separate division for paralegals.… Continue Reading

DVAP celebrates pro bono week with events, clinic, awards

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program is holding a weeklong pro bono celebration with several continuing legal education classes, a free volunteer legal clinic, and other events. National Celebrate Pro Bono Week runs Oct. 23-29. The Dallas events are part of an effort to meet the ever-growing needs of the country’s most vulnerable citizens by encouraging … Continue Reading
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