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Updated – Texas Corporate Law Firm Steps Up on Immigration

Updated – Texas Corporate Law Firm Steps Up on Immigration

By Mark Curriden – (July 17) – In the past two weeks, more than 140 lawyers for the corporate law firm Haynes and Boone in Austin, Dallas, Houston and beyond…

How a Partner-Associate Duo in Houston Helped Change Alabama Tenant Law

How a Partner-Associate Duo in Houston Helped Change Alabama Tenant Law

© 2018 The Texas Lawbook. By Natalie Posgate (July 16) – Winston & Strawn partner Paula Hinton has a multitude of achievements under her belt to be proud of. She’s…

‘Mami, Por qué dejas que me lastimen?’ – Corp. Lawyers Help Anguished Parents & Children at the Border

<em>‘Mami, Por qué dejas que me lastimen?’</em> – Corp. Lawyers Help Anguished Parents & Children at the Border

© 2018 The Texas Lawbook. By Mark Curriden LOS FRESNOS, TX – (July 2) – Lawyers arrive in the early morning hours at the Port Isabel Detention Center in an…

Law Firms Pledge Lawyers, Resources for Families at the Texas Border

Law Firms Pledge Lawyers, Resources for Families at the Texas Border

Thirty-four large corporate law firms – half of them with offices in Texas and two firms based in Texas – have signed a pledge to provide legal support and resources…

Stewart Bradbury Debuts Pro Bono Efforts with Female Veteran Community

Stewart Bradbury Debuts Pro Bono Efforts with Female Veteran Community

Stewart Bradbury kicked off Women’s History Month by sponsoring an event at the veterans’ empowerment center, Honor Courage Commitment. The attorneys at Stewart Bradbury were among 30 Dallas-area lawyers, judges,…

DVAP Endowment Ensures the Future of Access to Justice in Dallas

DVAP Endowment Ensures the Future of Access to Justice in Dallas

Last year, Dallas Bar Association President Michael K. Hurst grew concerned about the stability of funding for legal aid to the poor in Dallas County. In response, he led the…

Dallas Equal Access to Justice Fundraising Campaign Works Toward Justice for All

Dallas Equal Access to Justice Fundraising Campaign Works Toward Justice for All

For all its community prosperity, a large portion of the Dallas population cannot afford the basic legal services they need. The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program does much to fill the…

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.…

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