Tag Archives: Special Event

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

Texas to recognize paralegals on October 23

For the past eight years, Texas has celebrated Paralegal Day on October 23 to honor the paralegal community and its contributions. The State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division, founded in 1981, was created to enhance paralegals’ participation in the administration of justice, professional responsibility, and public service in cooperation with the State Bar and to … Continue Reading

Dallas Bar honors excellence in legal reporting with Philbin Awards

The Dallas Bar Association honored Dallas-Fort Worth area journalists who exemplify excellence in legal reporting with its 34th Annual Stephen Philbin Awards on Friday. The grand prize was awarded to Skip Hollandworth of Texas Monthly for “The Prisoner,” which tells the story of Edwin Debrow, who is serving a 40-year prison sentence for a murder committed at … Continue Reading

State Bar of Texas joins with ABA, FEMA to assist Harvey survivors

The State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association (ABA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and other organizations have partnered to help provide legal and recovery assistance to people affected by Hurricane Harvey. A toll-free legal hotline (800-504-7030) is available to connect low-income individuals affected by the disaster with local legal aid providers who … Continue Reading

Free legal clinic for veterans in Texas City on Feb. 18

The Galveston County Bar Association and Houston Bar Foundation’s Veterans Legal Initiative will host a free legal clinic for veterans from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 18 in suite 206 of the Texas City VA Outpatient Clinic, 9300 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway. Any veteran or spouse of a deceased veteran can receive one-on-one assistance and advice … Continue Reading

Dallas volunteer attorneys hold 11 free legal clinics in October

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP) will hold 11 free legal clinics in October, providing consultation in civil matters to Dallas County residents who meet certain financial guidelines. Applicants are asked to bring proof of income, identification, and legal papers with them to the clinic. Schedules and locations are as follows: Veterans Resource Center (for veterans and their … Continue Reading

Texas open records advocates request help fortifying public information act, honor journalists at annual conference

Champions of open government lamented incremental, compounding wounds to the Texas Public Information Act and suggested at the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas’s annual conference Thursday that state legislators need to step in to stop the bleeding. Jay Root, a reporter for The Texas Tribune, stated it plainly, calling the act “broken and taking … Continue Reading

Austin Bar offers 4 free legal clinics for veterans in August

Austin-area veterans can seek free legal advice and one-on-one counseling at the following free legal clinics in August: Monday, August 8: 1:30–4 p.m., Austin VA Outpatient Clinic, 7901 Metropolis Drive August 15: 1–5 p.m., Gillespie County Annex Conference Room, 102 E. San Antonio St., Suite C, Fredericksburg August 20: 1:30–4 p.m., Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 … Continue Reading

Free legal clinic for veterans in Texas City

The Galveston County Bar Association and Houston Bar Foundation’s Veterans Legal Initiative will host a free legal clinic for veterans from 9 a.m. to noon July 23 in suite 206 of the Texas City VA Outpatient Clinic, 9300 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway.  Any veteran or spouse of a deceased veteran can receive one-on-one counsel from a … Continue Reading

Texas Bar College to honor members with awards

Texas Bar College will honor members with three major awards to be presented at 2 p.m. on July 15 at the 18th Annual Texas Bar College Summer School Course at the Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston. The Jim Bowmer Professionalism Award given annually to an outstanding Bar College member based on achievement or contribution to professionalism … Continue Reading

DVAP hosts free divorce clinic for Dallas-area residents

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program will hold a free “Pro Se Divorce Legal Clinic” for Dallas County residents who meet certain financial criteria at noon Wednesday, April 27, at the Jubilee Park and Community Center, 907 Bank St., Dallas. This clinic occurs on the fourth Wednesday of every month, with the exception of November 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

Registration open for University of Houston’s ‘People’s Law School’

The University of Houston Law Center will reconvene its free “People’s Law School,” on Saturday with courses in 13 different areas of law. The program will run from 9 a.m. to noon in Max Krost Hall and include more than 30 volunteer lawyers, judges, and law professors teaching the courses. According to a news release, … Continue Reading

DVAP hosts free divorce legal clinic for low-income Dallas-area residents

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program will hold a free “Pro Se Divorce Legal Clinic” for Dallas County residents who meet certain financial criteria at noon Wednesday at the Jubilee Park and Community Center, 907 Bank St., Dallas. This clinic occurs on the fourth Wednesday of every month, with the exception of November and December. Volunteer … Continue Reading

Board of Legal Specialization announces induction of 206 attorneys, 25 paralegals

The Texas Board of Legal Specialization announced the induction of 206 attorneys and 25 paralegals into Board Certification at its annual induction ceremony Thursday. The event, held at the University of Texas’ Frank Erwin Center, was attended by more than 450 attorneys, paralegals and family members from all over the state as well as the … Continue Reading
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