Daphne Wilson, Texas Legal Services Center Almost half of U.S. states have no explicit protections for LGBTQ workers. While many large cities have explicit protections, they vary widely. After decades of resistance in federal courts, there has been recent movement in federal caselaw to extend Title VII protections to claims based on sexual orientation and… Continue reading Are LGBTQ Workplace Protections a Myth?
By Verónica Carbajal, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Storytelling. It doesn’t begin with speaking or writing. It begins with listening. I learned the value of listening in my grandmother’s kitchen. My grandmother very much believed that exposing children to the uncensored truth, gently, foments both curiosity and resilience. Because of my quiet demeanor, she not only… Continue reading Muñeca’s Books: Enlightening Hearts, Saving Lives
By Robyn Brumbelow, Lone Star Legal Aid “Look at who died!” my receptionist exclaimed as I opened my office door to see her shoving a local newspaper in my face. There, above the fold, was the obituary of a client’s former judgment debtor, which read, “She’d worked to get her affairs in order.” The last… Continue reading Using TUFTA to Spot Fraud and Collect for Your Client
The annual training you know and love is back this August! Poverty Law Conference (PLC) is the premier statewide advocacy training for legal professionals who serve low-income Texans. Don’t miss this opportunity to join your colleagues for legislative updates, advocacy tips, and the latest legal trends to help you and your clients. Registration doesn’t open… Continue reading Save the Date for PLC 2019
By Elizabeth Tran, Houston Volunteer Lawyers Last year I attended the 20th Annual Texas Bar College Summer School CLE at Moody Gardens. During an expansive review by Cindy Tisdale on new caselaw affecting family matters, one case, Turrubiartes v. Olvera, stood out to me the most. It addressed issues that quite often come up in… Continue reading Recent Case Helps Protect Undocumented Survivors of Abuse