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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…

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…

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