By Zelda Hinojosa-Howell, Lone Star Legal Aid Representing survivors of crime requires a willingness to provide holistic legal services to meet both their legal and non-legal needs. Legal aid attorneys representing survivors of crime wear many hats. We are their zealous advocate, but at times it can feel like we are also their cheerleader, therapist,… Continue reading Navigating Texas Family Code Title IV Protective Orders
Letter #1 in our “Letter from a Lifer” Series. This series features open letters full of experiences, wisdom, and advice for those who are just getting started in the legal aid community. If you’d like to write a Letter from a Lifer or nominate a “Lifer” we should reach out to, please hop on over… Continue reading Letter from a Lifer: D’Ann Johnson
By Kaitlyn Eberhardt, Legal Access Division Caitlin Johnston is an attorney with The Haney Law Firm, specializing in fiduciary litigation. She assists clients with estate planning decisions and probate matters. In June 2016, Caitlin cofounded the Cancer Law Clinic (CANLAW), which provides comprehensive pro bono estate planning services to cancer patients and their caretakers. You… Continue reading My chat with Caitlin Johnston, co-founder of the CANLAW Clinic on what drives her, positivity hurdles, and turning her passion into a reality
From the vaults: In collaboration with Texas Bar Blog for National Pro Bono Week Cynthia Herrera is a public interest attorney with the Texas Advocacy Project. What kind of pro bono do you do and how long have you been doing it? I am a justice warrior (a.k.a. a public interest attorney) and a staunch advocate for… Continue reading Pro Bono Spotlight: Cynthia Herrera
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?