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Recent Case Helps Protect Undocumented Survivors of Abuse

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

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Psychiatric Advance Directives: A Tool for Self-Determination and Advocacy for People with Serious Mental Illness

By Julie Balovich, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid When people think of advance directives, they usually think of medical and financial powers of attorney. These are important planning documents that allow individuals to choose proxies and make decisions for themselves in the event that they are incapable to do so. Less well known is the psychiatric… Continue reading Psychiatric Advance Directives: A Tool for Self-Determination and Advocacy for People with Serious Mental Illness