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TexasLawHelp.org to be redesigned with grant money

The popular legal aid website texaslawhelp.org will soon get a makeover thanks to a grant from the Texas Bar Foundation. The Texas Legal Services Center received funding from the TBF to hire professional Web designers to refresh the site through enhancing its search engine, improving functionality, and creating a mobile version. Run by the center’s … Continue Reading

Houston lawyer raises more than $100,000 for charity bike ride

The morning after severe thunderstorms and hail caused the first phase of the BP MS 150 charity bike ride to be canceled, cool and clear skies kicked off day two of the annual event, which is typically a 180-mile trip from Houston to Austin. Because of the weather on Saturday, participants started on Sunday at the … Continue Reading

Apprentice program reduces cost of hiring summer law clerks

As summer approaches, upper-level law students begin finalizing their plans for break. For many, this will include time as a law clerk. In an effort to help small law firms in the Houston area connect with these students, the University of Houston Law Center’s Career Development Office offers the Summer Apprentice Program. The goal of … Continue Reading

Documentary focuses on East Texas arson

In a little more than a month in early 2010, 10 churches within a 40-mile radius burned to the ground in East Texas. Tensions were high during those weeks, as heartbroken congregations watched flames engulf building after building. While evidence at the scenes pointed to arson as the cause of the fires, tracking down a … Continue Reading

Surveillance in a post-Snowden world

It's been nearly two years since Edward Snowden blew the whistle regarding National Security Agency practices and became a household name. While some think of him as a traitor, others have lauded him as a hero. Regardless of your feelings about the guy, there's no question that his revelations changed the way we consider security and surveillance in the 21st century.… Continue Reading

SXSW panels take hard look at U.S. justice system

Two SXSW Interactive panels on Monday focused on the inner workings and effects of the U.S. justice system. Panelists of “Ex-Prisoners Speak: We Deserve a Second Chance” spoke on the flaws of the country’s prison system, which they said does nothing to help incarcerated men and women reenter society. Later, a couple of blocks away … Continue Reading

Run for a cause

Join in on the fun Saturday, March 21, 2015, and take part in the Houston Bar Association’s John J. Eikenburg Law Week Fun Run. Now in its 30th year, the event has raised more than $1 million for the Center, a private nonprofit United Way agency that serves more than 600 developmentally disabled individuals through … Continue Reading