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Latham Lawyers and Staff Build Playground for Houston School

Latham Lawyers and Staff Build Playground for Houston School

The Latham team was part of more than 200 volunteers from the community that worked together last month to build the playground.…

Jackson Walker’s Houston Office Wins Pro Bono Award

Jackson Walker Houston attorneys served 1,927 hours of pro bono direct legal services in 2013.…

Jackson Walker Wins MCCA Sager Award

Jackson Walker Wins MCCA Sager Award

More than 75 percent of the attorneys hired by Jackson Walker in 2013 were minorities or women, according to the firm’s 2013 Diversity Report. …

Hunts Give SMU Dedman $5 Million for Crimes Against Women Clinic

Hunts Give SMU Dedman $5 Million for Crimes Against Women Clinic

The gift from Ray and Nancy Ann Hunter Hunt will create a new advocacy center to help women who have been abused and targeted for crimes.…

Dallas Urban Debate Alliance Opens Doors for At-Risk Youth

Dallas Urban Debate Alliance Opens Doors for At-Risk Youth

DUDA works with about 40 high schools and middle schools in the Dallas Independent School District to make competitive debate an academic option for low-income and minority students. …

HBA Prospers in Pro Bono Services

HBA Prospers in Pro Bono Services

Recently the HBA raised $619,500 for pro bono legal services at its annual fundraising event, but that's just the tip of the iceberg for everything the HBA does for pro…

Dallas Event Featuring Bill Bradley Helps Fill Diversity Pipeline

Dallas Event Featuring Bill Bradley Helps Fill Diversity Pipeline

Erle Nye and Tim Mountz discuss the Sarah T. Hughes Diversity Scholarship and the diversity pipeline. …

Jones Day Supports Startups at New Dallas Entrepreneur Center

Jones Day Supports Startups at New Dallas Entrepreneur Center

Next week, young attorneys from the Dallas office will begin teaching classes at the DEC about business structures and other legal matters.…

Carrington Coleman Pro Bono Efforts Garner Award, Top $3.5 Million in Advice

Carrington Coleman Pro Bono Efforts Garner Award, Top $3.5 Million in Advice

Lawyers from Carrington weren’t looking for an award when they assumed the pro bono representation of a death row inmate. "I didn't even know that award existed," Lyndon Bittle said.…

Norton Rose Fulbright Prevails in 12-Year Death Penalty Case

Norton Rose Fulbright Prevails in 12-Year Death Penalty Case

The firm was able to remove an intellectually challenged man off of death row in exchange for life in prison, thus ending 12 years of litigation.…

Texas Lawyers Open Doors for Asylum Seekers

Texas Lawyers Open Doors for Asylum Seekers

Scores of Texas law firms are helping asylum applicants who can't afford legal counsel to assist in their case.…

Brittany Byrd: A Passion for Pro Bono

Brittany Byrd: A Passion for Pro Bono

Winstead associate Brittany Byrd has been selected the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers’ Outstanding Young Lawyer for 2013. She’s “shocked” and also “grateful,” especially for the opportunity to bring awareness…

Celebrating Access to Justice for Veterans

Celebrating Access to Justice for Veterans

The Texas Access to Justice Commission and the State Bar designated Tuesday’s event as a “gala.” After all, raising more than $338,000 to help Texas veterans obtain legal aid calls…

Steve Susman: Back on the Bike for Charity

Steve Susman: Back on the Bike for Charity

This weekend, Steve Susman finished his fourth consecutive “BP MS 150” bike ride from Houston to Austin. He wore the coveted yellow jersey bearing the number “1,” marking him as…

Thompson & Knight Organizes Support for PACE Legislation

Thompson & Knight Organizes Support for PACE Legislation

TK's statewide pro bono effort aims to aid the ability of Texas property owners to improve their water conservation and energy efficiency.…

DBA’s Equal Access to Justice Fundraising Breaks Record

DBA’s Equal Access to Justice Fundraising Breaks Record

Gruber Hurst partner Michael Hurst led the effort to raise more than $831,000 for EAJ – a new record. …

Texas Lawyers: The Growing Source for Minority College Scholarships

Texas Lawyers: The Growing Source for Minority College Scholarships

During the past decade, more than 500 Texas high school students – a large majority of whom are Hispanic, African-American and Asian – have gone to college thanks to scholarships…

Tis’ the Season to be Giving

Tis’ the Season to be Giving

The Texas Lawbook put together some of the law firms and individual attorneys who stood out when it came to giving back. This is by no means a definitive list,…

Mark Melton Wins 2012 DAYL Foundation Fellows Award of Excellence

Mark Melton Wins 2012 DAYL Foundation Fellows Award of Excellence

Mark Melton balances a lot on his plate, but his passion of giving back to the community is never on the back burner. …

DBA: Equal Access to Justice Fundraiser Nears Goal

DBA: Equal Access to Justice Fundraiser Nears Goal

American Airlines Assistant GC John S.F. Gross and Haynes and Boone partner Greta E. Cowart could be the poster children for all that is good with the legal profession. They…

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