Veterans can receive free legal advice at a clinic hosted by the Houston Northwest Bar Association, the Montgomery County Bar Association, and the Houston Bar Foundation’s Veterans Legal Initiative on Saturday, August 11. Continue Reading
The State Bar of Texas was presented a prestigious 2018 Harrison Tweed Award on August 3 at the American Bar Association Annual Meeting in Chicago.
The Harrison Tweed Award recognizes bar associations that have made extraordinary efforts to improve the availability of civil legal services or indigent defense services to people living in poverty. Named for an outstanding leader in the promotion of free legal services to people living in poverty, the award was created in 1956 by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants (SCLAID) and the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA).
Several state, local, and national bar associations; disaster legal services providers; and the city of McAllen are coming together to educate lawyers and the general public in the McAllen area on FEMA appeals processes and disaster legal services in general.
The free seminar, “Disaster Legal Services and FEMA Appeals CLE,” will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m. August 24 at the McAllen Convention Center, 700 Convention Center Blvd. Attorneys will receive 2.5 hours of CLE credit (including .5 hours of ethics) and training on how to handle a FEMA appeals case.
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Lisa A. Genecov, who is head of healthcare transactions at Norton Rose Fulbright, will receive the Audrey Kaplan Inspiring Women of the Southwest Award presented by the Southwest Jewish Congress.
The event celebrates volunteerism and diversity. Genecov has volunteered at the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, as well as serving as a board member, vice chair, and chair of the fundraising agency’s lawyers division and pacesetters and young leadership societies.
The Texas Board of Legal Specialization, or TBLS, named William Frank Carroll of Colleyville as board chair and Tina Amberboy of Austin and Lisa Bagley Brown and Diane Dillard, both of Houston, as board members.
Former State Bar of Texas President Terry Tottenham talked about the importance of the Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans program during a recent episode of The Dog Tag podcast.
“We’ve reached and serviced more than 28,000 veterans and veteran family members up to now in Texas alone,” said Tottenham. “We have over 9,000 lawyers who’ve contributed their time thus far.”
Editor’s note: This post is part of the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program’s Stories of Recovery blog series. TLAP offers confidential assistance for lawyers, law students, and judges with substance abuse or mental health issues. Call TLAP at 1-800-343-8527 (TLAP) and find more information at tlaphelps.org.
A little over four years ago, I believed my life was over. Not because of the consequences from my drinking, but because I knew I could not go on with drinking the way I did.
But what would be the point of living if I did not have alcohol? Continue Reading