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Free legal help available for people affected by flooding in 3 South Texas counties

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (ABA YLD), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and other organizations are partnering to provide legal and recovery assistance to people affected by severe storms and flooding that occurred in Cameron, Hidalgo, and Willacy counties on June 24 and...… Continue Reading

ABA seeks attorney volunteers to help along Southern Border

The American Bar Association is seeking licensed attorney volunteers to help with two projects to assist asylum-seekers and immigrant children along Texas’ southern border with Mexico. The ABA’s Commission on Immigration is leading week-long volunteer trips each month from April to October to direct-service projects along the Texas-Mexico border. Volunteers will work at the South Texas Pro...… Continue Reading

America Ranks 94th Worldwide in Civil Justice: Attorneys and the Legal Insurance Industry Are Partnering to Improve Access and Affordability

I’ve learned a lot this past year as I traveled across the country meeting with state bar associations and legal industry leaders, but one thing stood out as a reoccurring theme: Many of us in the legal community are passionate about providing all Americans access to affordable legal services. We are not okay with the...… 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
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