Tag Archives: Houston Volunteer Lawyers

Coronavirus Legal News Briefing — May 26, 2020

Editor’s Note: The State Bar of Texas is providing this collection of important links, blog posts, and media stories to keep its members and the public informed of the latest news and resources related to the novel coronavirus outbreak and its impact on the legal community. Important links State Bar of Texas Coronavirus Legal Resources … Continue Reading

Houston Volunteer Lawyers offers free legal representation in eviction cases for low-income Harris County residents

Houston Volunteer Lawyers is offering low-income individuals who may face eviction proceedings the opportunity to apply for free legal representation. Applications may be submitted online at makejusticehappen.org/Apply-Online, by email at info@hvlp.org, and by fax to 713-228-5826. Applicants should be prepared to give as much information about their case as possible, including an eviction case number … Continue Reading

Coronavirus Legal News Briefing — April 14, 2020

Editor’s Note: The State Bar of Texas is providing this collection of important links, blog posts, and media stories to keep its members and the public informed of the latest news and resources related to the novel coronavirus outbreak and its impact on the legal community. Important links State Bar of Texas Coronavirus Legal Resources … Continue Reading

Michael Hofrichter named executive director of Houston Volunteer Lawyers

The Houston Bar Association, or HBA, and the Houston Volunteer Lawyers, or HVL, have named Michael Hofrichter as executive director of HVL. Hofrichter previously served as HVL’s operations and compliance director, interim executive director, and interim low income tax clinic director. He joined HVL in 2010 upon graduating from the University of Houston Law Center. … Continue Reading

Free legal clinic for veterans in Texas City

Veterans in need of legal advice can get free consultations at a legal clinic at the Texas City VA Outpatient Clinic on Saturday, May 4. Veterans or spouses of deceased veterans can receive counsel from volunteer attorneys in any area of law, including family law, wills and probate, consumer law, real estate law, and tax … Continue Reading

Houston Volunteer Lawyers now pre-screening clients for ‘Will-A-Thon’

Low-income Houstonians in need of help preparing wills can receive assistance from volunteer attorneys during the 2019 Will-A-Thon, which is now pre-screening for clients. The free two-clinic event takes place April 3 and May 1 at the Tidwell Community Center, 9720 Spaulding St., Houston 77016 and brings together the Houston Volunteer Lawyers, Houston Bar Association … Continue Reading

Free legal clinic for veterans in Katy

The free clinic, which takes place December 8 at the Katy VA Outpatient Clinic, will offer veterans, or spouses of deceased veterans, one-on-one advice and counsel from volunteer attorneys in areas of law including family law, wills and probate, consumer law, and real estate and tax law, as well as disability and veterans benefits.… Continue Reading

Free legal clinic for veterans in Katy

Veterans in Katy can receive free legal advice at a clinic hosted by the Katy Bar Association and the Houston Bar Foundation’s Veterans Legal Initiative on Saturday, July 14. The clinic will offer veterans, or spouses of deceased veterans, one-on-one advice and counsel from volunteer attorneys in areas of law including family law, wills and … Continue Reading

Houston Volunteer Lawyers expands pro se program hours

The Houston Volunteer Lawyers expanded its pro se assistance program, known as the Library Booth, which provides legal information for people representing themselves typically in family law matters like divorce and custody modification. The program will now be open five days a week from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. … Continue Reading

Free legal clinic for veterans in Katy

Veterans in Katy can receive free legal advice at a clinic hosted by the Katy Bar Association and Houston Bar Foundation’s Veterans Legal Initiative on Saturday, December 9. The clinic will offer veterans, or spouses of deceased veterans, one-on-one advice and counsel from volunteer attorneys in areas of law including family law, wills and probate, … Continue Reading

Wafa Abdin named executive director of Houston Volunteer Lawyers

Wafa Abdin has been named the new executive director of the Houston Volunteer Lawyers. “I am very excited about the opportunity to work with pro bono volunteers and the HVL team to provide to low-income individuals free civil legal aid that helps stabilize families, maintain housing, and even improve children’s health,” said Abdin, who served … Continue Reading

Houston Bar volunteers respond to need for legal help after Harvey

Editor’s note: The Houston Bar Association issued the following news release Friday.  Nearly 900 members of the Houston Bar Association have volunteered or registered to volunteer in the future to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Attorneys are answering calls for a daily LegalLine program; staffing legal assistance booths at shelters, Disaster Recovery Centers, and … Continue Reading

Houston-area legal advice clinics to help those impacted by Harvey

Editor’s note: The Houston Bar Association issued the following news release Tuesday.  The Houston Bar Association’s Houston Volunteer Lawyers has several legal advice clinics scheduled to assist those in affected areas of the county who have legal questions and legal issues following Hurricane Harvey. No appointment is necessary, but clinics are limited by space available, … Continue Reading

Houston Bar to offer legal assistance to those impacted by Harvey

Editor’s note: The Houston Bar Association issued the following news release on Wednesday.  The Houston Bar Association (HBA) is responding to the questions and legal needs of those affected by Hurricane Harvey in a number of ways. For updated information on legal aid and other services, visit www.makejusticehappen.org/Harvey, or call 713-228-0732 or 713-759-1133. “It is imperative … Continue Reading
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