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State Bar board approves Collins, McDougal as candidates for president-elect

The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors voted unanimously September 28 to approve Jeanne Cezanne “Cezy” Collins of El Paso and Larry P. McDougal Sr. of Richmond as candidates for 2019-2020 president-elect. Collins and McDougal will appear on the ballot in April 2019 along with any certified petition candidates. There are currently no additional … Continue Reading

State Bar receives national award for improving legal services to low-income Texans

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 … Continue Reading

State Bar of Texas and TRLA promote disaster legal hotline for people affected by Valley flooding

The State Bar of Texas and Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) remind residents that free legal resources are available to low-income individuals struggling to recover from a disaster such as recent flooding that has affected Aransas, Cameron, Hidalgo, Nueces, San Patricio and Willacy counties. TRLA operates a toll-free disaster legal hotline — (866) 757-1570 — that … Continue Reading

Austin Bar Association offers training on how to help families separated at the border

The Austin Bar Association is hosting a training for attorneys who want to help families separated upon entering the United States. The training, titled Responding to Zero-Tolerance: Credible Fear and Immigration Bond Hearing Training, will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Monday, June 25 at the Austin Bar office. The in-person training is sold out, has … Continue Reading

Champions of Justice Gala Benefiting Veterans raises $404,000

Veterans across Texas were honored at the Champions for Justice Gala Benefitting Veterans on April 25. More than $404,000 was raised to provide civil legal services to low-income Texas veterans at the event. The gala, co-sponsored by the Texas Access to Justice Commission and the State Bar of Texas, was held at the AT&T Executive Education … Continue Reading

State Bar of Texas, TYLA announce president-elect candidates

Texas attorneys will choose between Lisa Blue of Dallas and Randy Sorrels of Houston in the race for the next president-elect of the State Bar of Texas. The State Bar Board of Directors today approved their nominations as president-elect candidates during its quarterly meeting in San Antonio. Also, the Texas Young Lawyers Association recently nominated … Continue Reading

Dallas volunteer attorneys host free small business legal clinic

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP) will hold a free small business legal clinic this month for Dallas County residents who meet certain financial guidelines. The clinic, which will be held at 5 p.m. Jan. 19 at Grace United Methodist Church, 4105 Junius St. in Dallas, will assist residents with legal counsel on starting and organizing … Continue Reading

Austin Bar offers 4 free legal clinics for veterans in August

Austin-area veterans can seek free legal advice and one-on-one counseling at the following free legal clinics in August: Monday, August 8: 1:30–4 p.m., Austin VA Outpatient Clinic, 7901 Metropolis Drive August 15: 1–5 p.m., Gillespie County Annex Conference Room, 102 E. San Antonio St., Suite C, Fredericksburg August 20: 1:30–4 p.m., Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 … Continue Reading

Free legal clinic for veterans in Texas City

The Galveston County Bar Association and Houston Bar Foundation’s Veterans Legal Initiative will host a free legal clinic for veterans from 9 a.m. to noon July 23 in suite 206 of the Texas City VA Outpatient Clinic, 9300 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway.  Any veteran or spouse of a deceased veteran can receive one-on-one counsel from a … Continue Reading

Dallas Bar subcommittee creates brochure, web presence to reach younger veterans

When Jonathan Rosamond visited veterans legal clinics created by the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program he noticed an absence of younger veterans like himself. There were veterans who served in Vietnam and Korea and a few from the Iraq War, but an absence of veterans from recent combat in Afghanistan troubled the co-chair of the Dallas … Continue Reading

Champions of Justice Gala to benefit legal services for Texas veterans

The Texas Access to Justice Commission will host its annual Champions of Justice Gala to benefit legal services for low-income veterans at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center in Austin. The gala will feature guest speaker Gen. Peter Pace, who served as the 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of … Continue Reading

DVAP hosts free divorce legal clinic for low-income Dallas-area residents

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program will hold a free “Pro Se Divorce Legal Clinic” for Dallas County residents who meet certain financial criteria at noon Wednesday at the Jubilee Park and Community Center, 907 Bank St., Dallas. This clinic occurs on the fourth Wednesday of every month, with the exception of November and December. Volunteer … Continue Reading

Houston Bar Association’s ‘Will-A-Thon’ sets screening dates

Harris County residents who are older than 60, disabled or veterans, and who meet low-income guidelines, qualify for free help with simple wills and basic medical directives provided through a “Will-A-Thon” hosted by the Houston Bar Association’s Elder Law Committee. To apply for assistance through the Will-A-Thon, you must call 713-228-0735 between 9 a.m. and … 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
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