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Free legal clinic for Katy-area veterans this weekend

On Saturday, December 5, veterans and spouses of deceased veterans can receive free legal advice from volunteer lawyers at the Katy VA Outpatient Clinic, 750 Westgreen Blvd., 2nd Fl., Katy 77450. From 9 a.m. to noon, attorneys will be available to answer questions in any area of law, including family, wills and probate, consumer, real … Continue Reading

Texas Access to Justice Foundation selects new fellows

Esther Kim, a graduate of the Texas University of Houston Law Center, and Tovah Pentelovitch, a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, have been selected as 2015 Texas Equal Justice Works fellows by the Texas Access to Justice Foundation. Hundreds applied for the fellowship program, which funds innovative legal projects.… Continue Reading

HBA expands veterans clinic

Each Friday, the Houston Bar Association’s Houston Volunteer Lawyers provide free legal advice in all areas of civil law to veterans and spouses of deceased veterans at the Michael DeBakey VA Medical Center. Thanks to a grant from the Texas Bar Foundation, beginning in July, the clinic’s operating hours will expand to 1 to 5 … Continue Reading

Legal nonprofit collecting backpacks for domestic violence victims

The Texas Advocacy Project is seeking donations in support of its annual Backpacks for Hope campaign. Through July 17, donors can drop off new book bags and school supplies, which will be distributed along with the project’s legal hotline numbers and safety planning literature to mothers and their children in domestic violence shelters across the … 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

Texas Bar Foundation will invest $23,500 in protective order initiative

Last year, the Texas Advocacy Project provided legal services to 9,718 Texans, including hundreds of callers seeking information about protective orders for victims of abuse. According to the group, those who receive protective orders are 80 percent less likely to be re-victimized than those who do not. But for various reasons, victims don’t always receive … Continue Reading

Documentary focuses on East Texas arson

In a little more than a month in early 2010, 10 churches within a 40-mile radius burned to the ground in East Texas. Tensions were high during those weeks, as heartbroken congregations watched flames engulf building after building. While evidence at the scenes pointed to arson as the cause of the fires, tracking down a … Continue Reading

Foundation provides grants for veterans’ legal services

The Texas Access to Justice Foundation has announced that it will provide more than $426,000 in grants among 11 nonprofits in support of legal aid services for Texas veterans. Groups receiving the financial support include: Baylor University School of Law, Waco – $22,000 Cathedral Justice Project, Houston – $22,000 Community Justice Program, San Antonio – … Continue Reading

Free legal clinic for veterans scheduled for Texas City

Veterans, as well as spouses of deceased veterans, can obtain free legal advice and assistance during a clinic in Texas City on Saturday, Sept. 13. No appointment is needed for the clinic, which takes place from 9 a.m. to noon at the Texas City VA Outpatient Clinic, 9300 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Suite 206. Volunteer … Continue Reading

Scholarship luncheon to benefit Hispanic law students

The Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas Foundation will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Houston for its annual scholarship luncheon, which provides financial support to six law students who best exemplify leadership, commitment, justice, and equality. Each Houston-based law school selects two scholarship recipients. “It is important that we encourage a … Continue Reading

Texas Counties to Receive Additional Appropriations for Indigent Defense

The Texas Indigent Defense Commission (TIDC) adopted a budget that allocates $35 million to the indigent defense formula grant program. The budget reflects a $15 million increase over the previous year thanks to legislative action to ensure that all dedicated funds collected specifically for indigent defense will again be available for that purpose.… Continue Reading
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