Washington, DC: The $1.1 trillion dollar federal spending bill signed into law late last week increases funding for the Legal Services Corporation by $25 million, including support for a new grant program, the Pro Bono Innovation Fund.
The $365 million allocated to LSC in the Consolidated Appropriations Act for FY 2014 represents an overall increase of 7 percent from FY 2013.
WASHINGTON? Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht of the Texas Supreme Court will join jurists from five states at a panel discussion in Austin hosted by the national Legal Services Corporation (LSC) on Jan. 24 at the Supreme Court of Texas Courtroom, 201 West 14th Street.
The Texas Access to Justice Foundation will kick off celebration of its 30th anniversary on Jan. 23 by hosting a panel discussion on the evolution of legal services in the state and by joining with the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) to recognize six Texas lawyers for exemplary pro bono service.
Along with LSC, the LBJ Library?s Future Forum and the State Bar of Texas are co-sponsoring the event.
WASHINGTON--The District of Columbia Bar has appointed Legal Services Corporation General Counsel Ronald Flagg to the D.C. Judicial Nomination Commission. The seven-person commission, which vets candidates for District of Columbia courts, also includes members appointed by the mayor, D.C. Council, White House, and chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Dozens of students, faculty, staff and alumni spent the last week of winter break on The University of Texas School of Law?s fifth Pro Bono in January trip to the Texas Rio Grande Valley. Representatives from UT Law and partner organizations provided legal assistance at no cost to approximately 200 clients in underserved communities. To…
Five former San Antonio fast food employees who say their rights were violated by area eateries aren?t taking the alleged offenses lying down. With the help of two legal aid nonprofits, the low-wage workers filed a federal case Tuesday against local franchises of major food retailers, including Great American Cookies, Subway and Marble Slab Creamery,…
A local franchisee for Subway, Great American Cookies and Marble Slab Creamery is facing a federal lawsuit that alleges he didn’t pay employees for overtime or work performed off the clock. To read the entire article, click here.
Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid (TRLA) está impulsando una campaña para entrenar a trabajadores agrícolas voluntarios y sean promotores de sus derechos en las áreas de reclutamiento, contratos, incumplimiento de contrato, salarios, vivienda, seguridad ocupacional, estrés de calor, higiene en la labor, transportación y discriminación. To read the entire article, click here.