© 2018 The Texas Lawbook. By Mark Curriden LOS FRESNOS, TX – (July 2) – Lawyers arrive in the early morning hours at the Port Isabel Detention Center in an
Thirty-four large corporate law firms – half of them with offices in Texas and two firms based in Texas – have signed a pledge to provide legal support and resources for immigrant families who are separated from their children when crossing the border to seek asylum.
Stewart Bradbury kicked off Women’s History Month by sponsoring an event at the veterans’ empowerment center, Honor Courage Commitment. The attorneys at Stewart Bradbury were among 30 Dallas-area lawyers, judges, HR professionals, entrepreneurs and marketing professionals who helped female veterans create vision boards of what they want for themselves professionally and personally in their post-service life. Firm founder Amy Stewart explains why her 7-month-old firm made assisting women veterans a priority this year in this article.
Last year, Dallas Bar Association President Michael K. Hurst grew concerned about the stability of funding for legal aid to the poor in Dallas County. In response, he led the charge to create the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program Endowment to help fund the DVAP’s services should state or federal funding streams dry up. Though Hurst was only officially inaugurated as the DBA’s 109th president over the weekend, he and others have already pledged nearly $500,000.
For all its community prosperity, a large portion of the Dallas population cannot afford the basic legal services they need. The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program does much to fill the gap; but as its name suggests, the program needs volunteers. That’s where you come in. Michelle Alden tells you how in The Texas Lawbook.
There were many reasons Yolanda Garcia decided to get involved in the controversial “sanctuary city” litigation, but a conversation she had with her 14-year-old son was certainly one catalyst for her desire to take on the case.
The Houston Bar Association and Lone Star Legal Aid are partnering up to provide an in-person training disaster legal training CLE for lawyers who are interested in volunteering to help Hurricane Harvey victims.
Lawyers and firms often engage with causes by providing their services pro bono. It’s a way of giving back to the community and of strengthening ties to places where the ordinary course of business may not lead. And sometimes, those causes can make a positive impact on both the lives of individuals and the community at large. This story is one such example.
Coppell Independent School District’s election system discriminates against the area’s largest ethnic group by preventing proper representation on the school board, a lawsuit filed Thursday in Dallas federal court alleges.
The Juvenile Records Sealing Project sealed its 200th juvenile record in Harris County in May. This program, which received the Outstanding Partnership Award from the State Bar of Texas in June, teams the justice system with the private sector and can help juveniles build a road to the future without being held back by the past.