Tag Archives: Austin Bar Foundation

CANLAW Clinic helps cancer patients with estate planning

Two Austin attorneys discovered there was a void within the cancer community and decided to do something about it. In April 2017, they founded the CANLAW Clinic to provide estate planning legal services to cancer patients. “The most rewarding aspect is knowing that our clients are equipped with the documents they need to deal with … Continue Reading

Austin Bar, local attorneys launch free cancer legal clinic

Two young attorney cancer survivors have joined forces with the Austin Bar Association and Austin Bar Foundation to create a free cancer legal clinic. The mission of the clinic—dubbed CANLAW—is to offer free estate planning services to those affected by cancer and their families, the Austin Bar Association announced in a press release. “Given my … Continue Reading

Austin celebrates Adoption Day

Newly adopted children and their families celebrated at the Gardner-Betts Juvenile Justice Center on November 3 as a part of Austin’s 15th Adoption Day. Austin Adoption Day is a partnership between the Austin Bar Association, Austin Bar Foundation, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, and Court Appointed Special Advocates with help from Travis County … Continue Reading

Austin Bar Foundation, LGBT Bar Association award scholarships to law students

The Austin Bar Foundation and Austin LGBT Bar Association awarded two law students with $5,000 scholarships in recognition of their commitment to LGBT legal issues. Anya Morgan, a third-year student at the University of Texas School of Law, and Luis A. Medina Jr., a 2016 graduate of St. Mary’s University School of Law, were the … Continue Reading

Austin Young Lawyers Association to host women’s resource fair

The Austin Young Lawyers Association is hosting a resource fair for women in need Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A comprehensive all-day program, the event provides free resources, including legal assistance, medical care and mental health services, job skills and educational counseling, social services, financial counseling, haircuts, a clothing closet, childcare, as well … Continue Reading

Austin Bar Foundation holds annual gala, honors 5 outstanding lawyers, judges

More than 500 members of Austin’s legal community turned out for the Austin Bar Foundation’s annual Gala on Saturday. The Austin Bar Foundation is the charitable arm of the Austin Bar Association. The foundation was established in 2003 to support and expand the provision of legal-related charitable and educational programs and services in Central Texas. Gala … Continue Reading

Volunteers wanted for Austin pro se clients

The Austin Bar Foundation is seeking volunteers for its newest initiative, Austin Bar in Action. According to a release from the Austin Bar, while civil filings in the Travis County are down, pro se filings have increased, and beginning November 1, self-represented litigants in the uncontested docket will be required to go to the Travis … 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
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