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Dallas City Manager Emphasizes Importance of Scholarships, Laments Lack of Hispanic Lawyers in Texas at DHLF Luncheon

Dallas City Manager Emphasizes Importance of Scholarships, Laments Lack of Hispanic Lawyers in Texas at DHLF Luncheon

A.C. Gonzalez says the discrepancy between the number of Hispanics in the state and the number of Hispanic lawyers in the state has numerous negative implications for the community-at-large.…

DHLF Nets More than $106K at Annual Luncheon

DHLF Nets More than $106K at Annual Luncheon

More than 200 lawyers, judges, law school deans and law students were in attendance at the Belo Mansion Thursday to celebrate the future generation of Hispanic lawyers and veteran Hispanic…

Commission Supports Veterans’ Access to Justice

Commission Supports Veterans’ Access to Justice

The Champions of Justice Gala Tuesday in Austin raised $401,000 to support legal aid for veterans. That’s the good news. The bad news: Texas has nearly 1.7 million veterans, and…

Updated – Exxon Mobil’s William Buck to Lead Houston Pro Bono Effort

Updated – Exxon Mobil’s William Buck to Lead Houston Pro Bono Effort

William Buck, the GC of Exxon Mobil Corporation’s Upstream Companies, has a message for corporate legal departments: Do your fair share of pro bono. The new Houston Bar Foundation chair,…

Pro Bono Week Forges Connections: Connecting Needs with Passions Leads to Engagement

Pro Bono Week Forges Connections: Connecting Needs with Passions Leads to Engagement

For the past six years, 100 percent of our full-time U.S. lawyers have done pro bono work and more than 50,000 hours were dedicated to low income and charitable clients…

DAYL Presents $50,000 to Dallas Habitat and EPIC

DAYL Presents $50,000 to Dallas Habitat and EPIC

The money, specifically earmarked for the Dallas Habitat Jimmy Carter Work Project, was raised at the inaugural DAYL Charity Ball in November.…

Texas Chief Justice to Legislature: Legal Aid Needs More Funding

Texas Chief Justice to Legislature: Legal Aid Needs More Funding

In his annual State of the Judiciary Address, Chief Justice Nathan Hecht said state lawmakers need to increase the money being spent on legal services for the poor and to…

Energy Future Holdings GC: The Need for Legal Aid is Critical

Energy Future Holdings GC: The Need for Legal Aid is Critical

We have a motto in our legal department – “See It. Own It. Solve It.” This also applies to our pro bono service by helping to solve the legal problems…

Strasburger Prevails in Landmark Pro Bono Juvenile Case

Strasburger Prevails in Landmark Pro Bono Juvenile Case

Jack Carnegie, a partner at Strasburger & Price, said Texas’ criminal High Court did more than affirm a wrong that needed to be righted.…

Yetter Coleman, HayBoo Challenge TX Foster Care System

Yetter Coleman, HayBoo Challenge TX Foster Care System

The more than 12,000 children in Texas’ long-term foster care system are seeking federal judicial oversight to improve their care. …

GC Forum’s 3rd Annual Charity Golf Classic Raises Most Money in its History for Texas Access to Justice

GC Forum’s 3rd Annual Charity Golf Classic Raises Most Money in its History for Texas Access to Justice

Close to 100 corporate general counsel, state supreme court justices, law firm leaders and legal service providers played through light showers and cool temperatures last week to raise the most…

Texas Civil Rights Project Recognizes Three Texas Lawyers

Texas Civil Rights Project Recognizes Three Texas Lawyers

Paula Hinton, Jennifer Doan and Cindy Saiter were recognized at the TCRP's 24th Annual Bill of Rights Dinner in Austin.…

Texas Legal Aid Then and Now

Texas Legal Aid Then and Now

With IOLTA revenues still in the toilet, advocates of legal aid have been forced to seek funding from conservative Texas politicians who once demonized the effort as supporting a liberal…

Pro Bono Death Penalty Case Reaches Finish Line for Carrington Coleman

Pro Bono Death Penalty Case Reaches Finish Line for Carrington Coleman

Their client, Manuel Velez, was sentenced to death in 2008 for allegedly murdering his girlfriend’s 11-month-old son on Oct. 31, 2005 by causing severe head injuries to the baby.…

Texas Access to Justice Foundation Funds Legal Aid for Veterans

Texas Access to Justice Foundation Funds Legal Aid for Veterans

TAJF recently announced grants totaling more than $426,000 that will help fund civil legal services for Texas veterans. …

Fish & Richardson Teams Up with Sabre to Combat Human Trafficking

Fish & Richardson Teams Up with Sabre to Combat Human Trafficking

The firm is partnering with Sabre by providing IP protection in the U.S. and internationally for its signature corporate responsibility program on a pro bono basis.…

Norton Rose Fulbright Recognized by ABA for Pro Bono Efforts

Norton Rose Fulbright Recognized by ABA for Pro Bono Efforts

Houston partner Stewart Gagnon also received the ABA Family Law Section's annual Pro Bono award.…

Carrington Coleman Near the End of 5- Plus Year Pro Bono Death Penalty Case

Carrington Coleman Near the End of 5- Plus Year Pro Bono Death Penalty Case

Carrington Coleman lawyers have reached a plea agreement for a former death row inmate and pro bono client who was wrongfully convicted of murdering an infant on Halloween of 2005. …

Kathleen Wu: From Tennis Mom to Uber-Volunteer

Kathleen Wu: From Tennis Mom to Uber-Volunteer

The Andrews Kurth partner wraps up a two-year appointment as national US Tennis Association chair for diversity and inclusion in a couple weeks. …

Veteran Jackson Walker Partner Selected to Lead Dallas CASA

Veteran Jackson Walker Partner Selected to Lead Dallas CASA

Kathleen LaValle is taking on leadership of the nonprofit during a $37 million fundraising campaign.…

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