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Apr 16, 2014 11:36AM

Mar 04, 2014 06:06PM

LSC FY 2015 Budget Request Sent to Congress

WASHINGTON?The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) today asked Congress for $486 million for Fiscal Year 2015, the same level of funding it requested the year before.

?Our request to Congress balances record-high demand for civil legal aid against the realities of the federal budget environment,? said LSC President James J. Sandman.


Jan 23, 2014 04:04PM

Spending Bill Increases Funding for LSC, Supports New Pro Bono Program

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.


Jan 21, 2014 12:54PM

Texas Chief Justice Joins Senior Jurists at LSC Panel; Miers Addresses Luncheon

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. 


Jan 21, 2014 12:55PM

Texas Access To Justice Foundation Marks 30th Anniversary, Joins With LSC For Panel, Texas Pro Bono Service Awards

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.



Texas RioGrande Legal Aid News Updates
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:21:50 +0000

Apr 09, 2014 12:12PM

Texas Bar Blog ? Travis County Women Lawyers? Association, Foundation to hold Grants and Awards Luncheon

The Travis County Women Lawyers? Association and Foundation will host their annual Grants and Awards Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 22 at the Four Seasons Hotel. To read the entire blog, click here.

Apr 09, 2014 12:10PM

Texas Tribune ? Property Tax Lending Industry Under Review Again

While buying a home in Texas may not be as expensive as it is in other states, keeping up with property taxes ? the 14th-highest in the nation, according to tax analysts ? can be harder. This has spawned a fast-growing property tax lending industry in Texas in which property owners, many of them residential, take out high-interest…

Mar 31, 2014 07:28AM

Agencia EFE ? Vivir en la frontera de EEUU: la excepcionalidad hecha rutina

Los habitantes de la ciudad fronteriza de Laredo (Texas) ven como una rutina lo que admiten excepcional: que una parte de la fuerza laboral trabaje sin contrato, que múltiples cuerpos de seguridad estén desplegados en la zona y que la pobreza persista como un problema. To read the entire article, click here.

Mar 31, 2014 07:21AM

Agencia EFE ? Luces y sombras de ser la mayor puerta comercial entre México y EE.UU.

A la ciudad estadounidense de Laredo (Texas) tener del otro lado del río a la localidad mexicana de Nuevo Laredo (Tamaulipas) la ha convertido en la principal puerta de mercancías de la frontera entre ambos países. Pero su economía también lidia con el estigma de la violencia y la contratación clandestina. To read the entire…

Mar 29, 2014 04:22PM

Zocalo Saltillo ? Ofrecerán clínica de divorcios gratuitos

Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, en coordinación con el personal del Centro Comunitario de Val Verde, ofrecerá una clínica de divorcios totalmente gratuitos para los residentes de esta población. To read the entire article, click here.


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