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Houston Bar Association’s ‘Will-A-Thon’ sets screening dates

Harris County residents who are older than 60, disabled or veterans, and who meet low-income guidelines, qualify for free help with simple wills and basic medical directives provided through a “Will-A-Thon” hosted by the Houston Bar Association’s Elder Law Committee. To apply for assistance through the Will-A-Thon, you must call 713-228-0735 between 9 a.m. and … Continue Reading

State Bar, Metroplex Veterans Legal Services to hold first Veterans Bankruptcy Legal Clinic

Low-income, disabled, unemployed, or homeless veterans needing assistance with bankruptcy or debt issues can receive free legal services at a first-of-its-kind Veterans Bankruptcy Clinic in the Dallas area on February 3. The single-issue clinic focused on bankruptcy and debt problems is a partnership between the State Bar of Texas, the Bankruptcy Law Section of the … Continue Reading

DVAP hosts legal clinics in January for Dallas County residents

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP) will hold 10 free legal clinics in January, providing consultation in civil matters to Dallas County residents who meet certain financial guidelines. All clinics begin at 5 p.m. They are: East Dallas (Grace United Methodist Church, 4105 Junius St.) Thursdays, Jan. 7 and 21 South Dallas (Martin Luther King, … Continue Reading

FOIFT annual conference pushes transparency, offers honors

A crowd of about 175 gathered Thursday at the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas’ annual state conference and awards luncheon to honor legislators, advocates and award-winning journalists who push for transparency in government. Former Sen. Don Adams received the James Madison Award for his legacy; writing and passing the first Texas Open Records Act … Continue Reading

SXSW panel: SEC updates change the crowdfunding scene

Thousands of actors, producers, and filmmakers assembled for this year’s South by Southwest Film Conference & Festival to attend screenings, keynotes, and workshops. At the Austin Convention Center, attorney Dan Satorius was on hand to offer advice to independent filmmakers hoping to raise money in support of their projects. During his panel “Other People’s Money: … Continue Reading

Sound recordings, composer rights, and performance use

Music streaming platforms and the legal issues that come with them were the focus of two CLE panels during SXSW 2015. Leading attorneys from across the nation took the stage to address both fellow lawyers and industry professionals about the current situations. During “Unhappy Together,” panelists Bob Donnelly, Steve Gordon, and Henry Gradstein delved into … Continue Reading

SXSW panelists present litigation update

During the SXSW panel “Litigation: The Cases We Need to Know,” D’Lesli Davis, a partner in the Dallas office of Norton Rose Fulbright, and Stan Soocher, associate professor of music and entertainment industry studies at the University of Colorado Denver, offered an overview of some legal situations currently impacting entertainment law. In their allotted hour, … 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

SXSW panel on drones fever: benefits vs. privacy

“Drones are here to stay, and to me that’s a very good thing.” Presenting at SXSW Interactive—where just days before the Austin Police Department had banned all drones from flying in the skies above the festival—Lisa Ellman spoke enthusiastically about the benefits that drones bring and how industry and government can satisfy those who are … Continue Reading

SXSW documentaries focus on legal issues

Two films with vastly different themes highlighted legal matters during the South by Southwest Film tract this year. In A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story,audiences were introduced to Lizzie, a 25-year-old Texan with a rare syndrome that prevents her from gaining weight. Lizzie’s appearance made her a victim of bullying throughout school and the … Continue Reading

Hackathon will focus on legal access

Can an app help the vulnerable and powerless gain access to justice? During this weekend’s Tech for Justice Hackathon+, attorneys, law students, programmers, and concerned stakeholders will gather in Austin to develop technology that could serve those in need of legal services. On Feb. 21-22, Hackathon+ participants will focus on two problem sets—one addressing co-parenting … Continue Reading

Hecht addresses Legislature, justices during State of the Judiciary

At the invitation of Rep. Brooks Landgraf, Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht delivered his 2015 State of the Judiciary on Feb. 18. Legislators, fellow judges, and citizens packed the House of Representatives to hear the address, which touched on judicial funding, truancy issues, and e-filing, among other topics. Access to justice was … Continue Reading

LGBT bar association launches in San Antonio

The San Antonio LGBT Bar Association will hold its inaugural meeting with speakers, networking, and refreshments on Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Radius Center at 106 Auditorium Cir. The newly created group was established to promote education on issues relating to LGBT law; study and report on laws, decisions, and governmental regulations as they might … Continue Reading
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