By Shalette N. Mitchell, Lone Star Legal Aid Katrina, Rita, Ike, and Harvey are a few of the infamous hurricanes that have caused death, damage, and destruction in Texas. In addition to natural disasters, other disruptions such as electrical issues, plumbing failures, and hazardous waste can have disastrous effects. Unfortunately, intentional acts of violence are… Continue reading Practical Tips on Preparing for Disasters
In collaboration with Texas Bar Blog for National Pro Bono Week Rachael Watson is a Paralegal with the Paralegal Services of North Texas. What kind of pro bono do you do and how long have you been doing it? I have been doing pro bono work for almost five years now. I work with attorneys across the state… Continue reading Pro Bono Spotlight: Rachael M. Watson
In collaboration with Texas Bar Blog for National Pro Bono Week Melissa Wilks is a solo practitioner with Wilks Law Office PLLC. What kind of pro bono do you do and how long have you been doing it? I started doing pro bono work as soon as I was licensed in 2012. I take family law cases through… Continue reading Pro Bono Spotlight: Melissa Wilks
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
May 8, 1973 – August 27, 2019 By Veronica Jacobs, Houston Volunteer Lawyers Jerry was a gift to us, to the greater Houston community, to his clients, and to Houston Volunteer Lawyers (HVL). Jerry and I worked together for more than 12 years. Our friendship grew out of our passion to help persons living with… Continue reading A Tribute to Attorney Jerry C. Larson, Jr.