Tag Archives: Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program

Jerry and Sherri Alexander: pro bono heroes

Hero: /hiro/: a person who is admired for achievements and noble qualities. Merriam-Webster Dictionary. By the definition above, it is easy to see why we chose the theme of “Not All Heroes Wear Capes” for this year’s Equal Access to Justice Campaign. In this endeavor, our EAJ heroes are admired not for their achievements, but … Continue Reading

Pro Bono Spotlight: Nina Orendain

The State Bar of Texas, the Texas Access to Justice Commission, the American Bar Association, and others proudly support National Pro Bono Celebration Week (October 20-26). Pro Bono week is an opportunity to educate the public about the good work the legal community does to improve the lives of vulnerable Texans and to encourage more … Continue Reading

Pro Bono Spotlight: Tanner Hartnett

The State Bar of Texas, the Texas Access to Justice Commission, the American Bar Association, and others proudly support National Pro Bono Celebration Week (October 20-26). Pro Bono week is an opportunity to educate the public about the good work the legal community does to improve the lives of vulnerable Texans and to encourage more … Continue Reading

DVAP, Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas raise more than $1.1 million for access to justice

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, or DVAP, and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas bested themselves with a record-breaking funding of $1,169,349 for pro bono legal services to the poor. Part of the “Equal Access to Justice Campaign,” the money helps provide assistance to over 4,000 low-income families with civil legal needs. In addition to using … Continue Reading

DBA and DVAP establish legal aid endowment fund

The Dallas Bar Association and the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program have established the DVAP Endowment, which will help fund legal aid to the indigent in Dallas. The endowment was created by DBA President Michael K. Hurst to secure long-term aid should DVAP lose traditional funding methods.… Continue Reading

DVAP to host free legal clinics in November

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, a joint initiative of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, will hold 10 free legal clinics in November for Dallas County residents who meet financial guidelines. Residents will receive free legal advice and consultation in civil matters. Applicants are asked to bring proof of income, identification, … Continue Reading

State Bar of Texas, Dallas Bar Association win Luminary Awards

The State Bar of Texas received a Luminary Award for Excellence in Electronic Media and the Dallas Bar Association won one for Excellence in Special Projects at the National Association of Bar Executives Communications Section Workshop, held last week in St. Louis, Missouri. Each year the workshop brings together bar associations from across the country to … Continue Reading

Dallas County residents can attend free legal clinics in August

Qualifying Dallas County residents will receive free legal help at 10 clinics hosted in August by the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program. The clinics will offer legal advice and consultation in civil matters for residents who meet Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas’ eligibility guidelines. Applicants are asked to bring proof of income, identification, legal papers, and … Continue Reading

Dallas access to justice campaign brings in $1.1 million

The annual fundraising campaign for the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program brought in more than $1.1 million in donations, the Dallas Bar Association recently announced. The Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas’ Equal Access to Justice Campaign funds DVAP, which provides free civil legal assistance to more than 4,000 low-income families each year.… Continue Reading

Perkins Coie donates $30K to Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program

The Dallas office of Perkins Coie donated $30,000 to the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program to help support the organization’s pro bono efforts, a firm news release announced this week. The contribution to the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program—a joint initiative of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas—is comprised of attorneys’ fees the … Continue Reading

Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program honors pro bono work

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program recognized the work of legal professionals who dedicated nearly 36,000 hours of free legal service over the past year. The program—a joint initiative of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas—hosted its 34th Annual Pro Bono Awards Reception Tuesday, where judges, attorneys, law firms, court reporters, and … Continue Reading

Dallas volunteer attorneys hold 11 free legal clinics in October

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP) will hold 11 free legal clinics in October, 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: Veterans Resource Center (for veterans and their … 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
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