By Karmel Mister Willis, Montgomery County Women’s Center Attending the Texas Bar College Summer School CLE at Moody Gardens provided me with the immense opportunity to gain better insight in numerous areas of law. One topic that particularly intrigued me was the session titled “Interviewing Children: A Primer for Attorneys and Judges.” It is widely… Continue reading Effectively Attaining the Child’s Perspective
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
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 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
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