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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

Dallas volunteer attorneys hold 11 free legal clinics in October

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP) will hold 11 free legal clinics in October, 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

Dallas Bar honors excellence in legal reporting

The Dallas Bar Association honored Dallas-Fort Worth area journalists who exemplify excellence in legal reporting with its 33rd Annual Stephen Philbin Awards on Friday. The grand prize was awarded to Michael Hall of Texas Monthly for “The Outcast,” which tells the story of a convicted sex offender who proclaims his innocence while trying to live … Continue Reading

Veteran Texas newswoman wins freedom of information award

Wanda Garner Cash, a veteran Texas newswoman and educator who has long fought for the public’s right to know, will receive the 2016 James Madison Award presented by the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas. The award is given to individuals who demonstrate outstanding commitment to upholding the principles of the First Amendment and open … Continue Reading

Austin Bar offers 4 free legal clinics for veterans in August

Austin-area veterans can seek free legal advice and one-on-one counseling at the following free legal clinics in August: Monday, August 8: 1:30–4 p.m., Austin VA Outpatient Clinic, 7901 Metropolis Drive August 15: 1–5 p.m., Gillespie County Annex Conference Room, 102 E. San Antonio St., Suite C, Fredericksburg August 20: 1:30–4 p.m., Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 … Continue Reading

Free legal clinic for veterans in Texas City

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 July 23 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 counsel from a … Continue Reading

DVAP hosts free divorce legal clinic Wednesday for Dallas-area residents

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program will hold a free “Pro Se Divorce Legal Clinic” for Dallas County residents who meet certain financial criteria at noon Wednesday, June 22, at the Jubilee Park and Community Center, 907 Bank St., Dallas. This clinic occurs on the fourth Wednesday of every month, with the exception of November and … Continue Reading

FOIFT, AG’s office bringing open government seminar to Rio Grande Valley

The nonprofit Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas is partnering with the Texas Attorney General’s Office to host an open government seminar designed for the public, journalists, attorneys, and government employees in the Rio Grande Valley. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 9 at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, … Continue Reading

DVAP hosts free divorce clinic for Dallas-area residents

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program will hold a free “Pro Se Divorce Legal Clinic” for Dallas County residents who meet certain financial criteria at noon Wednesday, April 27, at the Jubilee Park and Community Center, 907 Bank St., Dallas. This clinic occurs on the fourth Wednesday of every month, with the exception of November and … Continue Reading

Congratulations to the 2016 Law Day winners!

The State Bar of Texas and Texas Young Lawyers Association invited local bar associations and young lawyer affiliates to participate in the statewide Law Day editorial, photo, and poster contests to celebrate the importance of law and its impact on our nation and local communities. This year’s Law Day theme, Miranda: More than Words, encouraged student … Continue Reading

Champions of Justice Gala raises over $334,000 for veterans

The 2016 Champions of Justice Gala Benefitting Veterans raised more than $334,000 to help provide civil legal services to low-income Texan veterans, the Texas Access to Justice Commission reported. The seventh annual gala, held Wednesday, has raised nearly $2.5 million since its inception. The State Bar of Texas underwrites the event to ensure that proceeds … Continue Reading

Champions of Justice Gala to benefit legal services for Texas veterans

The Texas Access to Justice Commission will host its annual Champions of Justice Gala to benefit legal services for low-income veterans at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center in Austin. The gala will feature guest speaker Gen. Peter Pace, who served as the 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of … Continue Reading

Registration open for University of Houston’s ‘People’s Law School’

The University of Houston Law Center will reconvene its free “People’s Law School,” on Saturday with courses in 13 different areas of law. The program will run from 9 a.m. to noon in Max Krost Hall and include more than 30 volunteer lawyers, judges, and law professors teaching the courses. According to a news release, … Continue Reading

DVAP hosts free divorce legal clinic for low-income Dallas-area residents

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program will hold a free “Pro Se Divorce Legal Clinic” for Dallas County residents who meet certain financial criteria at noon Wednesday at the Jubilee Park and Community Center, 907 Bank St., Dallas. This clinic occurs on the fourth Wednesday of every month, with the exception of November and December. Volunteer … Continue Reading
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