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SBOT Litigation Section grant helps Houston Volunteer Lawyers assist low-income households after Hurricane Harvey

The Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas has awarded a $25,000 grant to support Houston Volunteer Lawyers’ efforts to provide legal representation to low-income households who have a legal issue caused by Hurricane Harvey and who cannot afford an attorney, particularly in cases that involve litigation. According to a news release, Houston Volunteer … Continue Reading

State Bar of Texas and TRLA promote disaster legal hotline for people affected by Valley flooding

The State Bar of Texas and Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) remind residents that free legal resources are available to low-income individuals struggling to recover from a disaster such as recent flooding that has affected Aransas, Cameron, Hidalgo, Nueces, San Patricio and Willacy counties. TRLA operates a toll-free disaster legal hotline — (866) 757-1570 — that … Continue Reading

Texas Legal Answers celebrates first anniversary

Texas Legal Answers, a free online legal advice clinic for low-income Texans, is celebrating its one-year anniversary on June 1. As part of the State Bar of Texas’s Pro Bono Texas initiative, the program was launched last year with the goal of increasing access to justice for low-income Texans and removing barriers for attorneys providing … Continue Reading

Dallas Bar Association hosting summer law programs for law students, clerks

All law students, recent graduates and clerks are invited to the Belo Mansion for the Dallas Bar Association Summer Law Programs. Here is the complete list of the summer law programs being offered: Law Student Professionalism Program on Thursday, May 31 at 2 p.m. RSVP here. Summer Clerks Pro Bono Luncheon on Friday, June 1 at … Continue Reading

Justice for All calendar contributions top $11,000

The Justice for All calendar is a two-year calendar designed to inform low-income Texans of their rights and responsibilities. A product of the State Bar of Texas Legal Access Division, legal services attorneys, and pro bono attorneys, the calendar covers basic information on a variety of topics ranging from fair debt collection to tenant rights. … 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

San Antonio Bar Association rallies pro bono volunteers to assist Sutherland Springs victims

In a message to members, San Antonio Bar Association President Beth Watkins said the need for legal services for those affected by the recent mass shooting at the Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church will likely exceed what the legal community in that area can provide. The San Antonio Bar Association predicts there will be a need … Continue Reading

Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program provides free legal clinics for area residents

The Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas will hosts 11 free legal clinics in October for eligible Dallas County residents. The clinics offer free legal advice and consultation in civil matters for those residents who meet certain income requirements under Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas guidelines. Applicants are asked to bring proof … Continue Reading

Free legal classes for flood victims at “People’s Law School”

Editor’s note: The Houston Bar Association issued the following news release Thursday.  This is your chance to learn more about your legal rights, and have fun at the same time. Best of all, it is absolutely free. On Saturday, September 30th, the Center for Consumer Law at the University of Houston Law Center, with the … Continue Reading

Texas Legal Answers adds disaster category, volunteers to help with Harvey relief

Texas Legal Answers is a free online legal advice clinic where people can post their non-criminal legal questions and receive answers from volunteer lawyers. The site—TexasLegalAnswers.org—is the product of a partnership between the State Bar of Texas and the American Bar Association. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, dozens of attorney volunteers have joined Texas … Continue Reading

State Bar compiling Harvey-related free legal clinics

The State Bar of Texas is compiling a list of free legal clinics for the public in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The clinic list is updated regularly on the Bar’s Disaster Relief Resources web page texasbar.com/disasters. The clinics can help with insurance questions, landlord tenant matters, consumer and real estate problems, and offer guidance … Continue Reading

Make a difference: Volunteer attorneys sought to help with pro bono legal advice website

TexasLegalAnswers.org, debuting June 1, will operate as a free, online legal advice clinic for low-income Texans, and volunteer attorneys are needed to help answer their questions. The site will allow individuals who meet certain financial guidelines and who need basic legal guidance to log on, post questions, and have them answered by volunteer attorneys across … Continue Reading

Dallas volunteer attorneys hold free February expunction clinic

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program will hold a free expunction and non-disclosure clinic for Dallas County residents who meet certain financial guidelines at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the West Dallas Multi-Purpose Community Center, 2828 Fish Trap Road. Volunteer attorneys will answer questions on expunction and non-disclosure orders and provide free legal assistance to low-income Dallas County … Continue Reading

Free legal clinic for Richmond-area veterans upcoming

Veterans or spouses of veterans in need of legal guidance can visit a free clinic from 9 a.m. to noon January 21 at the Richmond VA Outpatient Clinic, 22001 Southwest Freeway, Suite 200. No appointment is necessary. At the clinic, veterans and/or their spouses can receive one-on-one advice from a volunteer attorney in any area of … Continue Reading

Dallas volunteer attorneys host free small business legal clinic

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP) will hold a free small business legal clinic this month for Dallas County residents who meet certain financial guidelines. The clinic, which will be held at 5 p.m. Jan. 19 at Grace United Methodist Church, 4105 Junius St. in Dallas, will assist residents with legal counsel on starting and organizing … Continue Reading
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