Other Events of Interest (Not CCBA)

TARRANT COUNTY BAR - APPELLATE SECTION

The Tarrant County Bar Association Appellate Section will host its annual Appellate Brown Bag CLE Seminar on Friday, February 23, 2018, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Tarrant County Bar Building, 1315 Calhoun Street in Fort Worth.  The 3.5 hours of CLE (costing $95) will include Texas Supreme Court and Anti-Slapp Updates, presentations about Writs, Permissive Appeals, and the Petition Clause (by Chad Baruch), and a Judicial Panel with Justices from the Fort Worth (Sue Walker), Eastland (Mike Willson), Waco (Rex Davis), and Dallas (Doug Lang) Courts of Appeals.  A free reception follows.  Details, cost, and registration information is on the attached flier.  Call or email Sherry Jones for information (sherry@tarrantbar.org, 817-338-4092).

 

COLLIN COUNTY BENCH BAR CONFERENCE

Save the date for the Collin County Bench Bar Conference! This year's bench bar conference will be May 4-May 6, 2018 at the beautiful Hilton Lakefront Hotel off Lake Ray Hubbard. Registration forms will be available on www.texasjudge.com and www.collinbenchbar.org. Make sure to sign up early to take advantage of the early registration discount!

If you have any questions, please email Neda Garrett at ngarrett@koonsfuller.com.

LEGAL AID OF NORTHWEST TEXAS CLINICS:

For dates please contact:  www.lanwt.org

ALLEN CLINIC 

6:00 p.m.

First United Methodist Church

601 S. Greenville Avenue

Allen, TX  75002

Receptionist: 972-452-9401 ext 0

General civil intake, including family law, wills and estates, landlord/tenant cases, public benefits, federal tax, and real property matters.

PLANO CLINIC::

6:00 p.m.

St. Andrew United Methodist Church

5801 W. Plano Parkway

Plano, TX  75093

Receptionist: 972-542-9405, ext. 0

General civil intake, including family law, wills and estates, landlord/tenant cases, public benefits, federal tax, and real property matters.

 

COLLIN COUNTY TEXAS LAWYER FOR TEXAS VETERANS:

Collin County's Clinic is at

Workforce Solutions

Texas Veterans Commission

1701 W. Eldorado Parkway # 250

McKinney, Texas 75069

Dates: Contact Penny Robe

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

The clinic will be an ADVICE ONLY CLINIC so you are only committing to attend the clinic.

Areas of Law:

Divorce or Custody * Child Support * Bankruptcy

Consumer Issues * Wills and Estate Planning Landlord/Tenant Problems * Probate and Guardianship

Foreclosure * Social Security/SSI

No knowledge of military or veteran specific law is required.  If you have questions about this TLTV clinic, please reply to me and Jan Kearney, and we’ll get you answers. If your focus is helping military & veterans, this is the right place for you. Our clinic is open and available to active duty military, reservists, guard members, veterans and their spouses – we are serving all who’ve served without regard to financial need.  Everyone is screened for financial need, but none are turned away. 

NOTES:

Our client turn out is not overwhelming, but it is steady, and that’s why we only have the clinic every other month.  At our last clinic we needed more attorney volunteers.  Under Texas Supreme Court guidelines, volunteering for the clinic counts as pro bono time even if you are not assisting a poor client the entire time. 

As provided in its charter, Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas provides malpractice coverage for legal services provided those clients whose income is less than 200% of the poverty level.  If you are unwilling to provide legal assistance to clients who do not qualify by this definition, please notify the coordinator when you sign in. Everyone is screened for financial need, but none are turned away. Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas is always looking for attorney volunteers for its evening clinics in Collin County; these clinics are focused solely on people whose income is less than 200% of the poverty level.

Our first Collin County TLTV clinic was held in September of 2011.  The following groups assisted in starting this clinic in 2011: the Collin County Bar Association, Frisco Bar Association, Plano Bar Association, Collin County Young Lawyers Association, the Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association,and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas.  Currently, Texas Workforce Commission’s Veteran Assistance Program and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas provide support for the program. The Texas Access to Justice Foundation provides support to this program.

For additional information, please contact:

Penny Robe

Robe Law Firm

Contact: Jan Kearney, LANWT

 

 

 

 

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