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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.…

Baylor Wins State Bar Pro Bono Award

Baylor Wins State Bar Pro Bono Award

Baylor Law School recently announced it was named the winner of the State Bar of Texas’ 2014 W. Frank Newton Award.…

Kelly Hart Partner Recognized for Pro Bono Efforts

Kelly Hart Partner Recognized for Pro Bono Efforts

Shauna Wright was recently named the winner of the State Bar of Texas’ 2014 Pro Bono Coordinator Award.…

DISD Students Participate in T&K Annual Mock Trial Event

DISD Students Participate in T&K Annual Mock Trial Event

More than 50 students from Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings’ Rising Star Council and DISD High Schools participated in this year’s T&K Trial Academy.…

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.…

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