Tag Archives: State Bar of Texas Legal Access Division

State Bar committees seek award nominations

The State Bar’s Legal Services to the Poor in Civil Matters and Legal Services to the Poor in Criminal Matters committees seek nominations for the Pro Bono Excellence and Indigent Defense awards. Recipients should be deserving individuals, groups, and entities that perform exceptional work in the field of legal services to the poor. Nominations are … Continue Reading

Texas leads the U.S. in pro bono and compensated cases

In a report released by the Legal Services Corporation’s private attorney involvement, or PAI, section, Texas was named 2018’s top state for combined pro bono and compensated cases closed at 7,365. LSC, an independent corporation created by Congress to fund legal assistance to low-income individuals, examined the services of legal aid programs it assists nationwide … Continue Reading

Pro Bono Spotlight: Providing a voice for the homeless

In response to her father's struggle with homelessness, Jessica Crute looked for a way to make a positive impact in the lives of those who are without a home in Harris County. With a mission to promote education and advocacy through public art projects and collaborations within the community, Crute sought out legal assistance in obtaining 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status for the nonprofit Voice of the Homeless.… Continue Reading