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Wells Fargo joins TAJF’s prime partner bank program to boost funding for legal aid in Texas

The Texas Access to Justice Foundation, or TAJF, the largest state-based funding source for civil legal aid, announced Wells Fargo has joined the TAJF’s Prime Partner bank program, a significant step toward making legal assistance more accessible for thousands of Texans. Funding from this program helps TAJF provide legal aid services to more than 100,000 Texans across […]

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Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program hosts free legal clinics in December

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, an initiative of the Dallas Bar Association, Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, and local law firms, is hosting free virtual and in-person legal clinics for eligible Dallas County residents throughout December. All virtual clinics run Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.: Click Here To Read The Full Article

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Travis County honors Judge Lora Livingston and opens new courthouse

On Friday, December 2, Travis County will usher in its new Civil and Family Courthouse in downtown Austin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony along with a portrait unveiling for Judge Lora Livingston. The new civil and family courts, located at 1700 Guadalupe St., Austin, 78701, is about 430,000 square-feet and contains 25 courtrooms, a four-level underground […]

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TYLA Director Spotlight: Sushant Mohan

  Editor’s Note: In this blog series, we are getting to know the members of the Texas Young Lawyers Association Board of Directors. TYLA, commonly called the “public service arm” of the State Bar of Texas, works to facilitate the administration of justice, foster respect for the law, and advance the role of the legal profession […]

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Texas Bar Foundation Awards $15,000 to ChildSafe

Bexar County’s Children’s Advocacy Center, ChildSafe, was awarded a $15,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation. The funds will aid the trauma-focused care center’s victim services. Specifically, the grant will provide to victims of child abuse certified trauma-informed language and sign language interpreters for forensic interviews, family support, and therapeutic services. Funds from the grant […]

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TYLA Director Spotlight: Russell Shrauner

Editor’s Note: In this blog series, we are getting to know the members of the Texas Young Lawyers Association Board of Directors. TYLA, commonly called the “public service arm” of the State Bar of Texas, works to facilitate the administration of justice, foster respect for the law, and advance the role of the legal profession in […]

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Texas Board of Legal Specialization names Cynthia Graham board chair

The Texas Board of Legal Specialization, or TBLS, announced the appointment of Cynthia Graham as its new board chair on November 17. Graham will lead the board, which is responsible for overseeing the administration of the board certification program, enhancing the value of board certification, and increasing its public awareness. “Welcoming Cynthia as board chair […]

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Stories of Recovery: What it was like then. What it’s like now.

Editor’s note: This post is part of the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program’s Stories of Recovery blog series. TLAP offers confidential assistance for lawyers, law students, and judges with substance use or mental health issues. Call or text TLAP at 1-800-343-8527 (TLAP) and find more information at tlaphelps.org. I had my first drink when I was 16 years old, and […]

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