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Free legal advice clinic for veterans in Pearland

Veterans can visit a free legal clinic scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon January 23 at the VFW Post 7109, 4202 W. Walnut, Pearland, TX 77581. Any veteran, or spouse of a deceased veteran, can receive one-on-one advice and counsel at the clinic from a volunteer attorney in any area of law including family, consumer, … Continue Reading

Texas Minority Counsel Program honors three attorneys

Three Texas attorneys were honored by the State Bar of Texas Office of Minority Affairs during the Keynote Awards Luncheon of the Texas Minority Affairs Counsel Program (TMCP) at the Westin Houston Memorial City. Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan was awarded the TMCP Lifetime Achievement Award during the October 16 event. The award recognizes an … Continue Reading

Free legal clinic for veterans this weekend in Lake Jackson

The Brazoria County Bar Association and the Houston Bar Foundation’s Veterans Legal Initiative are hosting a free legal clinic for veterans Saturday, October 17, at the Lake Jackson VA Outpatient Clinic, 208 Oak Dr. South. Volunteer lawyers will be available from 9:00 a.m. to noon to answer questions on any area of law, including family, … Continue Reading

TMCP speaker to discuss data privacy during Cyber Security Awareness Month

In recognition of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, attorneys can listen to speakers Hyattye O. Simmons and Deborah Butler discuss the importance of “Cyber Security and Data Privacy” during the 23rd Annual Texas Minority Counsel Program (TMCP) from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. on October 15 at the Westin Houston Memorial City hotel.… Continue Reading

Grant expands legal services for Austin-area veterans

The Austin Bar has announced plans to expand its ongoing Veterans Free Legal Advice Clinic in Travis County and launch additional clinics in Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Gillespie, Hays, and Williamson counties. Funding for the expansion comes from a $127,800 grant provided by the Texas Access to Justice Foundation. According to a release issued by … Continue Reading

Texas Supreme Court Update: OAG v. Weatherspoon

Last year, we reported on the Dallas Court of Appeals’ decision to affirm the trial court’s denial of the Office of Attorney General’s plea to the jurisdiction in a Whistleblower Act case. Today, the Texas Supreme Court has reversed and rendered, holding that the whistleblower’s report to her superior at OAG was not made to “an appropriate law … Continue Reading

Lakeway municipal judge presents public viewings of TYLA underage drinking project

Lakeway Municipal Court Judge Kevin Madison is hosting public viewings of the Texas Young Lawyers Association’s video series “The Unconscious Truth: The Physical and Legal Effects of Underage Binge Drinking,” beginning Wednesday. Madison also is requiring all minor defendants with deferred disposition probation orders involving alcohol possession or consumption to attend and watch the videos during … Continue Reading

Texas Advocacy Project to host annual event for domestic violence survivors and their supporters

The Texas Advocacy Project is gearing up for one of its biggest events of the year. On October 16, it will hold the Black & White Ball to recognize community leaders who embody the organization’s mission to help victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking through providing free legal services. Honorees at … Continue Reading
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