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Texas Bar Journal Must-Reads for September

Looking for a head start on September’s issue of the Texas Bar Journal? Check out our editorial staff’s must-reads for stories about the 85th Legislature, concealed carry on campus, civil rights attorney L. Clifford Davis, and the legacy of In re Lee. Don’t forget to read Movers and Shakers, Disciplinary Actions, and Memorials. The 85th...… Continue Reading

State Bar offers legal hotline to help Texans affected by Harvey

Due to dangerous conditions predicted in advance of Tropical Storm Harvey’s imminent landfall, the State Bar of Texas is reminding residents of its legal hotline — (800) 504-7030. The hotline — answered in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese — connects low-income people affected by a disaster with legal aid providers in their area who can help...… Continue Reading

Free legal clinic for veterans in Texas City

Veterans in need of legal help can visit a free clinic on Saturday, August 19, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Texas City VA Outpatient Clinic, 9300 Emmett F. Lowry Expwy., Ste. 206, Texas City 77591. The event will provide veterans or spouses of deceased veterans with one-on-one counsel from a volunteer attorney in...… Continue Reading

Zaffirini appointed Texas Access to Justice Commission senate liaison

Sen. Judith Zaffirini, the first Hispanic woman elected to the Texas Senate, has been appointed by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick to the Texas Access to Justice Commission. Zaffirini will help the commission expand civil legal aid resources to low-income Texans. The Laredo native has received more than 900 awards and honors for her public service...… Continue Reading

Austin attorney Joe K. Longley elected State Bar president-elect

Texas attorneys have elected Joe K. Longley of Austin as the 2017-2018 president-elect of the State Bar of Texas. The result comes after a May 11-25 runoff election between Longley and Chad Baruch of Dallas after they were the top two vote-getters in a month-long, three-way race for the position that ended May 2. Read the news release for more results.… Continue Reading

The Texas Access to Justice Foundation launches new endowment fund

The Texas Access to Justice Foundation launched the Joe Jamail Endowment for Veteran Legal Services to ensure Texas veterans have access to free legal help as they transition to civilian life.  “We are proud to continue the legacy of legal legend Joe Jamail by dedicating these funds to providing free legal assistance to the individuals...… Continue Reading

Texas Bar Journal must-reads for May

Limited for time? Here’s our list of must-reads from the May issue of the Texas Bar Journal: a recap of SXSW, an introduction to the State Bar’s new legal incubator, a tutorial on rejoining the workforce, and a look at transition-to-practice programs at Texas’ law schools. And, of course, Memorials, Disciplinary Actions, and Movers and … Continue Reading

Free legal clinic for veterans in Tomball

On Saturday, May 6, volunteers from the Houston Bar Foundation’s Veterans Legal Initiative will be available to veterans in need of legal advice and assistance. From 9 a.m. to noon, attorneys will be at the Tomball VA Outpatient Clinic, 1200 W. Main St., Tomball 77375, to advise veterans and spouses of deceased veterans in areas … Continue Reading