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Sanctuary City Litigation Issues Hit Home for Lead Sidley Partners

Sanctuary City Litigation Issues Hit Home for Lead Sidley Partners

There were many reasons Yolanda Garcia decided to get involved in the controversial “sanctuary city” litigation, but a conversation she had with her 14-year-old son was certainly one catalyst for…

Continuing Coverage: Baker Botts to Host Harvey Volunteer Training

Continuing Coverage: Baker Botts to Host Harvey Volunteer Training

The Houston Bar Association and Lone Star Legal Aid are partnering up to provide an in-person training disaster legal training CLE for lawyers who are interested in volunteering to help…

Why Pro Bono? The Payoff is Helping Others

Why Pro Bono? The Payoff is Helping Others

Lawyers and firms often engage with causes by providing their services pro bono. It's a way of giving back to the community and of strengthening ties to places where the…

Brewer Firm Starts Newest Voting Rights Legal Battle Against Coppell ISD

Brewer Firm Starts Newest Voting Rights Legal Battle Against Coppell ISD

Coppell Independent School District’s election system discriminates against the area’s largest ethnic group by preventing proper representation on the school board, a lawsuit filed Thursday in Dallas federal court alleges.…

HBA’s Juvenile Records Sealing Project Provides a Fresh Start

HBA’s Juvenile Records Sealing Project Provides a Fresh Start

The Juvenile Records Sealing Project sealed its 200th juvenile record in Harris County in May. This program, which received the Outstanding Partnership Award from the State Bar of Texas in…

Former Bush Education Official: Improve Pipeline for Hispanics to be Lawyers

Former Bush Education Official: Improve Pipeline for Hispanics to be Lawyers

University of Texas Regent Sara Martinez Tucker said Wednesday that she is “stunned to find the legal profession among the least diverse” for people of color – notably Hispanics.…

HBA Announces Harris County Bench Bar Pro Bono Awards

V&E, Gibbs & Bruns and Exxon Mobil were among the five winners.…

Lawyer Couple Helps Free Nonviolent Drug Offender From Behind Bars

Lawyer Couple Helps Free Nonviolent Drug Offender From Behind Bars

© 2015 The Texas Lawbook. By Natalie Posgate (May 16) – Many married couples might cringe at the thought of working together, but Houston corporate lawyers Darin Schultz and Christina…

The Texas Lawbook Supports Education is Freedom and Dallas’ Brightest Scholars

Education is Freedom works to ensure that students from school districts in the Dallas area have a roadmap to complete high school and access college. EIF's programs can help improve…

Akin Gump and UT Law Team Up in Pro Bono School Police Brutality Lawsuit

Akin Gump and UT Law Team Up in Pro Bono School Police Brutality Lawsuit

The parents of three schoolchildren have filed suit against the City of Abilene and its school district for allowing an Abilene Police Department peace officer to use excessive force against…

Andrews Kurth Played Role in Seeking Genocide Declaration Against ISIS

Andrews Kurth Played Role in Seeking Genocide Declaration Against ISIS

© 2015 The Texas Lawbook. By Kerry Curry (April 1) – Andrews Kurth recently took a lead role in seeking a historic declaration from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry…

‘Teach Texas’ Teams Lawyers, Judges for 7th Grade Judicial Civics

‘Teach Texas’ Teams Lawyers, Judges for 7th Grade Judicial Civics

Thanks to the successful Teach Texas pilot program in Houston-area schools this spring, future seventh graders in Texas will learn about the state’s court system and how the history of…

DAYL Presents $44K to Habitat for Humanity, EPIC

DAYL Presents $44K to Habitat for Humanity, EPIC

The group raised the money at its annual DAYL Charity Ball – Another EPIC Night on Nov. 14, 2015 at Trinity Groves.…

DMN: Strasburger Honored for Helping Veterans get Education

<em>DMN</em>: Strasburger Honored for Helping Veterans get Education

Retired Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of staff, on Tuesday presented Strasburger & Price LLP with the 2016 Veterans Hope Award for its…

Personal Reflections on Pro Bono Service and the Importance of Access to Justice

Personal Reflections on Pro Bono Service and the Importance of Access to Justice

There are many things I recall about beginning my legal career in Dallas. But one thing I remember clearly, from the very first day on the job, was the pervasive…

Dallas Equal Access to Justice Closes in on Fundraising Goal

Dallas Equal Access to Justice Closes in on Fundraising Goal

Thousands of people are helped each year by DVAP, but many more go without legal advice and representation because there are not enough lawyers stepping up to help. Corporate…

Yetter Coleman and HayBoo Win Pro Bono Foster Care Reform Case

Yetter Coleman and HayBoo Win Pro Bono Foster Care Reform Case

In a 255-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack ruled that the state is currently violating foster children’s constitutional rights by not protecting them from an unreasonable risk of…

Andy Payne, Deborah Hankinson and Crain Lewis Firm Lead Donations to Dallas Equal Access to Justice Campaign

Andy Payne, Deborah Hankinson and Crain Lewis Firm Lead Donations to Dallas Equal Access to Justice Campaign

Tens of thousands of low-income people in North Texas need legal assistance but cannot afford it. The Dallas Bar Association's Equal Access to Justice Campaign seeks to raise more than…

Lawyers Go ‘Over the Edge’ for Special Olympics

Lawyers Go ‘Over the Edge’ for Special Olympics

Even the Super Heroes du jour heeded the advice: Don’t look down. That’s concrete below. Danger, dizziness and acrophobia aside, 20 lawyers and staff in the Houston and Dallas offices…

Justice Guzman: Texas Lawyers not doing Enough Pro Bono

Justice Guzman: Texas Lawyers not doing Enough <em>Pro Bono</em>

Half of Texas lawyers donate their services to needy clients, but it isn't enough, Justice Eva Guzman told a Texas Access to Justice luncheon Monday. The value of this…

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