Tag Archives: Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas

State Bar president’s message on federal eviction moratorium, CLE, other resources

Editor’s note: State Bar President Larry McDougal sent the following message to all members on Thursday. Dear Member, The COVID-19 pandemic has touched every part of our lives, affecting our families, our mental and physical well-being, and our economy. Millions of Texans have lost their jobs or had their incomes impacted by the economic fallout. … Continue Reading

Watch online: Chief Justice Hecht to accept advocacy award on behalf of Texas Supreme Court

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas’s 20th annual Women’s Advocacy Awards event will continue virtually on June 24 with honorees Chief Justice Nathan Hecht and Amy Yeager of Children’s Health. The online event runs 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. and is free. Chief Hecht, who is accepting the Champion of Justice Award on behalf of the Supreme … Continue Reading

Family Law Essentials CLE available free of charge to attorneys living near six Texas cities

Attorneys living within a 100-mile radius of Beaumont, Waco, Laredo, El Paso, Weatherford, or Lubbock and who are willing to pick up two pro bono cases from the state’s legal aid providers are eligible for a 4.5-hour online CLE on “Family Law Essentials” without charge. The CLE—Family Law Essentials: Giving Back to Your Community—is made … Continue Reading

Texas legal aid providers offer “Bankruptcy in a Box” online CLE free of charge

The state’s three major legal aid programs — Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, Lone Star Legal Aid, and Texas RioGrande Legal Aid — are offering a three-hour online CLE course designed to help attorneys learn about Chapter 7 bankruptcies while helping others. The  “Bankruptcy in a Box Pro Bono” CLE is offered free of charge … Continue Reading

Texas legal aid providers ready to help renters, provide FAQs

Texas legal aid organizations are at the forefront helping low-income individuals and families navigate issues including eviction, foreclosure, bankruptcy, and other personal and financial crises created or worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic. The organizations ready and able to help Texans with these concerns are listed below, followed by the area of the state they serve. … Continue Reading

Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas announces changes to some locations

Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas has closed offices in six locations and their related counties—Dallas, Denton, Fort Worth, McKinney, Waxahachie, and Weatherford—through March 27 to the public in response to Gov. Greg Abbott’s state of disaster declaration. In-office appointments will only be scheduled on an as-needed basis. All clinics and outreach events also are suspended … Continue Reading

Texas Access to Justice Foundation awards grants in honor of 35th anniversary and John Grisham

The Texas Access to Justice Foundation, or TAJF, awarded grants to four legal aid organizations in honor of bestselling author John Grisham and the organization’s 35th anniversary. TAJF is providing $75,000 grants to Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, Lone Star Legal Aid, South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Project, and Texas RioGrande Legal Aid in Grisham’s … Continue Reading

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

Texas leads the U.S. in pro bono and compensated cases

In a report released by the Legal Services Corporation’s private attorney involvement, or PAI, section, Texas was named 2018’s top state for combined pro bono and compensated cases closed at 7,365. LSC, an independent corporation created by Congress to fund legal assistance to low-income individuals, examined the services of legal aid programs it assists nationwide … Continue Reading

Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas’ driver restoration efforts now backed by LSC grant

The Legal Services Corporation, or LSC, will award Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas $296,224 through its Pro Bono Innovation Fund grant. Designed to encourage and expand pro bono efforts that serve low-income clients, the grant will help Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas expand its Driver’s License Restoration Project with pro bono volunteers. Those attorneys will … 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
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