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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…

DBA’s Equal Access to Justice Helps Fund Cases that Change Lives

DBA’s Equal Access to Justice Helps Fund Cases that Change Lives

The Dallas Bar Association’s Equal Access to Justice fundraising campaign is underway. EAJ funds the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, which represented 2,476 low-income Dallas individuals in legal disputes in 2011.…

Sen. Hinojosa and Rep. Hunter Receive Justice Legislative Hero Awards

Sen. Hinojosa and Rep. Hunter Receive Justice Legislative Hero Awards

Two Texas legislators known for their determination to improve court access to low-income Texans received recognition for their efforts.…

Robert Dedman Ethics Award Goes to Mark Berg of Pioneer

Robert Dedman Ethics Award Goes to Mark Berg of Pioneer

Berg has handled some of the most complex legal transactions in the global energy sector during the past few years. The energy deals, which valued in the billions and completely…

Marathon Oil’s Richard Horstman is Poster Child for Pro Bono – UPDATE

Marathon Oil’s Richard Horstman is Poster Child for Pro Bono – UPDATE

Richard Horstman, who is widely recognized as one of the leading lawyers for international oil exploration and production, didn’t do much pro bono during his first 30 years at Marathon…

Act III Helps Women Thrive in Law Firm Environment

Act III Helps Women Thrive in Law Firm Environment

Ophelia Camiña designed networking group to staunch exodus of women from firms.…

Mandatory Pro Bono Best Way for Lawyers to ‘Pass it Forward,’ says Supreme Court’s Medina

Mandatory Pro Bono Best Way for Lawyers to ‘Pass it Forward,’ says Supreme Court’s Medina

All six of the other candidates running for the Texas Supreme Court say free legal representation should be voluntary. Only half of Texas lawyers are doing pro bono work, meeting…

Off the Clock: Lea Courington Preserving the History of Southwest Women

Off the Clock: Lea Courington Preserving the History of Southwest Women

In a profession built on library research, Curran Tomko partner finds her escape from the law ... in libraries and research.…

Why Attorneys Should Want To Do Pro Pono

Why Attorneys Should <strong><em>Want</em></strong> To Do Pro Pono

AT&T Counsel says lawyers have a moral and professional obligation to provide legal services to those who cannot afford them. But lawyers also should want to fit pro bono into…

Richard Horstman is Marathon’s Man

Richard Horstman is Marathon’s Man

Pro bono work changed this in-house energy lawyer life and his view of himself as a lawyer.…

Corporate Legal Dept. and Law Firm Team to Provide Legal Services to Abused Women

Corporate Legal Dept. and Law Firm Team to Provide Legal Services to Abused Women

ExxonMobil and Fulbright develop unique partnership through Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program.…

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