Tag Archives: pro bono

Baylor Law School hosting clinic to help young lawyers open firms

Young lawyers interested in opening their own law firms can get useful guidance at a two-day workshop at Baylor Law School August 18-19. Legal Mapmaker™, sponsored by Baylor Law School in collaboration with other law schools and the State Bar of Texas, aims to equip new lawyers with the tools to start practices that provide … Continue Reading

Houston Volunteer Lawyers receives $125K grant for veterans initiative

The Houston Bar Association’s volunteer lawyer service received a $125,000 boost for its veterans legal aid program from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. Houston Volunteer Lawyers’ Veterans Legal Initiative, which started in 2008, serves more than 2,300 veterans and spouses of deceased veterans annually, helping them in all areas of civil law.… Continue Reading

Harris County judiciary, Houston Bar present pro bono awards

The Harris County judiciary and Houston Bar Association presented their Bench Bar Pro Bono Awards at a ceremony May 2. Law firms, individuals, and a corporate legal department received the accolades for their work to provide legal services to low-income Harris County residents. The awards were established eight years ago in an effort to encourage … Continue Reading

Houston pro bono team secures inmate’s release from prison for non-violent drug offense

The pro bono efforts of a Houston-based husband-and-wife legal team allowed an Illinois man to walk free after serving nearly two decades in prison for a non-violent drug offense. For the past seven years, Vinson & Elkins partner Darin Schultz and Morgan Lewis associate Christina Vitale represented Scott Walker, an Illinois man arrested, charged and … Continue Reading

Champions of Justice Gala to benefit legal services for Texas veterans

The Texas Access to Justice Commission will host its annual Champions of Justice Gala to benefit legal services for low-income veterans at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center in Austin. The gala will feature guest speaker Gen. Peter Pace, who served as the 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of … Continue Reading

Pro Bono Week Spotlight Day 5: Ralph Miller and Nathan White

The State Bar of Texas, the Texas Access to Justice Commission, the American Bar Association, and others proudly support National Pro Bono Celebration Week (Oct. 25-31). Pro Bono week is an opportunity to educate the public about the good work the legal community is doing to improve the lives of vulnerable Texans and to encourage … Continue Reading

Free legal clinic for Galveston veterans this weekend

Veterans can receive free legal counsel this weekend at the Galveston VA Outpatient Clinic, 3828 Ave. N, in Galveston. On Saturday, September 12, from 9 a.m. to noon, lawyers from the Galveston County Bar Association and the Houston Bar Foundation’s Veterans Legal Initiative will be at the facility to answer questions in any area of … Continue Reading

Texas Access to Justice Foundation awards $63 million-plus for legal aid services

The Texas Access to Justice Foundation will distribute more than $63 million over the next two years to 30 nonprofit organizations across Texas to provide civil legal aid to disadvantaged residents. The foundation recently announced its grant recipients, noting that each year more than 100,000 disadvantaged Texas families receive legal aid as a result of the … Continue Reading

Opportunities for rural pro bono and legal aid

Legal groups across Texas have created innovative ways for lawyers to help fill the access to justice gap in rural areas. “There are fewer lawyers in rural communities to help meet the need on a pro bono basis,” said Trish McAllister, executive director of the Texas Access to Justice Commission. “Coupled with geographic challenges, people … Continue Reading

Free legal clinic for veterans in Texas City

Veterans and spouses of deceased veterans can receive legal advice at no cost on Saturday, June 13, during a clinic sponsored by the Galveston County Bar Association and the Houston Bar Foundation’s Veterans Legal Initiative. Volunteer attorneys will be at the Texas City VA Outpatient Clinic, 9300 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Ste. 206, from 9 … Continue Reading

HBA recognizes individuals and firms for pro bono service

The Houston Bar Association and Harris County judiciary presented their eighth annual Harris County Bench Bar Pro Bono Awards during a ceremony and luncheon on April 30. A committee of seven judges and six attorneys selected the recipients, who were commended for outstanding pro bono service. Those recognized included Norton Rose Fulbright, Winston & Strawn, … Continue Reading

Houston Bar to host Will-A-Thon for seniors

Attorneys will be on hand to prepare free simple wills and basic medical directives for Harris County senior citizens during a Will-A-Thon on April 8. The event, hosted by the Houston Bar Association’s Elder Law Committee, will take place at the Third Ward Multi-Purpose Center, 3611 Ennis, Suite 118. Documents will be completed and executed … Continue Reading

AYLA resource fair to be held this weekend

On Saturday, March 28, the Austin Young Lawyers Association will host its annual Women’s Resource Fair, a free one-day clinic that brings together professionals from the legal, medical, and social services communities to serve individuals in one location. Since its launch in 2008, the annual resource fair has supported nearly 2,500 women in the Austin … Continue Reading
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