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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

TexasLawHelp.org to be redesigned with grant money

The popular legal aid website texaslawhelp.org will soon get a makeover thanks to a grant from the Texas Bar Foundation. The Texas Legal Services Center received funding from the TBF to hire professional Web designers to refresh the site through enhancing its search engine, improving functionality, and creating a mobile version. Run by the center’s … Continue Reading

Texas Bar Foundation will invest $23,500 in protective order initiative

Last year, the Texas Advocacy Project provided legal services to 9,718 Texans, including hundreds of callers seeking information about protective orders for victims of abuse. According to the group, those who receive protective orders are 80 percent less likely to be re-victimized than those who do not. But for various reasons, victims don’t always receive … Continue Reading

Texas Bar Foundation supports victims of domestic abuse

The Houston-based organization Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse has received a $13,611 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation in support of its Legal Advocacy Project. AVDA’s legal services include six attorney and paralegal teams, as well as legal client advocates who work to support victims of domestic abuse. For more information on Aid to … Continue Reading
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