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Dallas Bar Association teaches public about courts through program

The 5th Court of Appeals in Dallas took a recent oral argument from the courtroom to the classroom as a part of a Dallas Bar Association program to educate students and the public about the courts system. With the “Appealing to the Public” initiative—in its 10th year—the DBA aims to improve the community’s understanding of … Continue Reading

Dallas Bar honors excellence in legal reporting

The Dallas Bar Association honored Dallas-Fort Worth area journalists who exemplify excellence in legal reporting with its 33rd Annual Stephen Philbin Awards on Friday. The grand prize was awarded to Michael Hall of Texas Monthly for “The Outcast,” which tells the story of a convicted sex offender who proclaims his innocence while trying to live … Continue Reading

Dallas volunteer attorneys host 11 free legal clinics in September

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP) will hold 11 free legal clinics in September, providing consultation in civil matters to Dallas County residents who meet certain financial guidelines. Applicants are asked to bring proof of income, identification, and legal papers with them to the clinic. Schedules and locations are as follows:… Continue Reading

Dallas legal community to celebrate civility, professionalism

Lawyers and judges in the Dallas legal community will reaffirm their commitment to civility and professionalism during a new program next month. The Day of Civility and Professionalism, which will be observed in all Dallas state and federal courts, on September 9 aims to encourage attorneys and those serving in the judiciary to reemphasize their … Continue Reading

Dallas Bar names next executive director

The Dallas Bar Association has announced Alicia E. Hernandez as its next executive director, succeeding its longtime head Cathy Maher. “I am honored to have been selected to serve as the sixth executive director of the DBA,” Hernandez, who has worked for the association for 15 years, said in a statement announcing her selection. “… … Continue Reading

Local bar associations honored for pro bono work at Bar Leaders Conference

Bar associations from across Texas received recognition for their commitment to promoting access to justice at the Bar Leaders Conference July 15-16 in Houston. The Bar Leaders Conference, put on by the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Young Lawyers Association, and the Texas Access to Justice Commission, aims to help inspire effective leadership and … Continue Reading

DVAP hosts free divorce legal clinic Wednesday for 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, June 22, 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 … 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

DVAP hosts free divorce clinic for 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, April 27, 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 … Continue Reading

Dallas Bar Association head honored for commitment to diversity

Dallas Bar Association Executive Director Catharine Maher received the Dallas Minority Attorney Program’s Legacy Award for her outstanding commitment to diversity at a ceremony Friday. “I am honored to receive this award,” Maher said in a statement. “ I am very proud of the efforts of the Dallas Bar Association and its commitment to diversity … Continue Reading

Free expunction, non-disclosure clinic for low-income Dallas residents

Low-income Dallas residents who need help cleaning up their criminal records can get free assistance at an upcoming legal clinic hosted by the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program. Attorneys at the April 19 clinic will advise individuals on how to get certain past crimes they were not convicted of expunged or non-disclosed from their records. Expunctions … 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

Dallas campaign raises more than $1 million for pro bono legal services

Dallas-area lawyers raised $1,031,314 for pro bono legal services for the poor as part of the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program’s “Equal Access to Justice Campaign.” Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP) is a joint program of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas. The program provides free legal assistance to more than 4,000 … Continue Reading
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