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Texas Bar Foundation funds clearer language for court forms

A $10,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation will help Texas Appleseed develop a plain language packet for pro se defendants in debt collection lawsuits. The information will educate them about the court process, making it easier to participate in the lawsuit. Texas Appleseed will release a report with findings and final language recommendations for … Continue Reading

Texas Bar Foundation awards $30,000 grant to Catholic Charities of Central Texas

Catholic Charities of Central Texas, or CCCTX, is expanding its Immigration Legal Services program with the aid of a $30,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation. The faith-based social services organization will provide pro bono legal representation to Afghan families resettling in Central Texas after the fall of the country’s government in August 2021.… 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

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

Coronavirus Legal News Briefing — March 16, 2020

Editor’s Note: The State Bar of Texas is providing this collection of important links, blog posts, and media stories to keep its members and the public informed of the latest news and resources related to the novel coronavirus outbreak and its impact on the legal community. Important links Frequently Asked Questions — Coronavirus safety measures at … Continue Reading

Texas Bar Foundation donates $10,000 to State Bar exam prep scholarship program

The Texas Bar Foundation donated a grant of $10,000 to the State Bar of Texas Diversity in the Profession Committee for its Bar Exam Preparation Scholarships. The Diversity in the Profession, or DIP, Committee aims to help defray the financial burden of preparing for the bar exam. In doing so, the DIP Committee awards vouchers … Continue Reading

TRLA helps residents of South Texas prepare for hurricane season

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) is conducting disaster-preparedness sessions for community members in Texas’ flood-prone areas. The agency has already held a dozen sessions in Spanish and English in cities around the state. The next will take place Sept. 11 in Brownsville and Sept. 18 in Sinton. See below for details. The sessions cover property insurance, renters’ … Continue Reading

Dallas Bar Association receives Texas Bar Foundation grant for legal incubator

The Dallas Bar Association, or DBA, received a grant from the Texas Bar Foundation to launch its Entrepreneurs in Community Lawyering program this fall. The Entrepreneurs in Community Lawyering program is the first local legal incubator in Dallas and seeks to create a pipeline for lawyers who are well equipped to launch a fiscally stable … Continue Reading

Texas Bar Foundation announces 2019 Terry Lee Grantham Memorial Award recipient

The Texas Bar Foundation named Dallas attorney Talmage Boston as its 2019 Terry Lee Grantham Memorial Award recipient. Boston will be honored and presented with the award on June 14 at the Texas Bar Foundation Annual Dinner at the JW Marriott in Austin. Texas Tech University School of Law—Grantham’s alma mater—will receive $5,000 for student … Continue Reading

Texas Bar Foundation grant helps prosecutors attend Conference on Crimes Against Women

A grant from the Texas Bar Foundation will give about 10 prosecutors and other legal professionals from rural communities access to workshops, computer labs, and case studies at the 13th Annual Conference on Crimes Against Women, or CCAW, in Dallas April 16-19. The foundation provided $10,000 in scholarship funding, which will cover registration and hotel … Continue Reading

SABA launches Project RISE with $7,000 Texas Bar Foundation grant

The San Antonio Bar Association and San Antonio Bar Foundation launched Project RISE: Rebranding, Innovation, Success & Experience, an initiative to streamline communications and improving the customer experience. Project RISE is a multi-year strategy set in phases, with the first funded in part by a $7,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation. During this phase, … Continue Reading

Catholic Charities of Central Texas receives Texas Bar Foundation grant

The Texas Bar Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to Catholic Charities of Central Texas to help those seeking naturalization services across the region, the charity announced this week. The money will fund representation for lawful permanent residents seeking U.S. citizenship, providing assistance during the filing process and naturalization interview, according to a Catholic Charities … Continue Reading

Austin Bar awarded Texas Bar Foundation grant for self-help program

The Austin Bar Association will soon receive a $10,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation to create training videos for volunteer attorneys helping self-representing litigants, the association announced in a news release Tuesday. The recently approved grant will fund the video project, which aims to streamline the training program for volunteer attorneys who assist pro … Continue Reading

Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas receives bar foundation grant for open government guide

The Texas Bar Foundation recently awarded a $3,500 grant to the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas to create a guidebook on state open government laws. “We continually try to find ways to help Texans better understand open government laws so that they can fully participate in our democracy,” Freedom of Information Foundation Executive Director … Continue Reading
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