PrintIn commemoration of National Pro Bono Week (October 21-27th), Lone Star Legal Aid Nacogdoches Branch Office honors Heather Bradford Patterson with the Most Litigated Cases Handled Award.  Lone Star Legal Aid Pro Bono awards recognize attorneys, law firms and community partners who donate their time and legal expertise to ensure that all East Texas residents have equal access to the courts.

Heather Bradford Patterson will be formally recognized with a Certificate of Appreciation from Lone Star Legal Aid and Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman, Court Liaison to the Texas Access to Justice Commission on Monday, October 22, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. at the Angelina County Court at Law #2 Courtroom.  Honorable Clyde Herrington, County Court at Law #2 Judge will be in attendance for the presentation.  A reception will immediately follow the presentation.

2018 Most Litigated Cases Handled Award

Heather Bradford Patterson is a solo practitioner and has volunteered with LSLA since 2015 primarily in the area of Family Law and has assisted numerous low-income Angelina County residents with their legal issues during that period of time.  She has previously received an award from Lone Star Legal Aid for her volunteer efforts assisting residents of Nacogdoches County and surrounding counties.

The week of October 21-27 has been designated as the “National Pro Bono Celebration” by the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service. The goal is to showcase the remarkable difference that pro bono lawyers make to our nation, to our system of justice, to our communities and, most of all, to the clients they serve. For more information, see

Lone Star Legal Aid is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit law firm focused on advocacy on behalf of low-income and underserved populations. Lone Star Legal Aid serves the millions of people at 125% of federal poverty guidelines that reside in 72 counties in the eastern and Gulf Coast regions of Texas, and 4 counties of southwest Arkansas. Lone Star Legal Aid focuses its resources on maintaining, enhancing, and protecting income and economic stability; preserving housing; improving outcomes for children; establishing and sustaining family safety and stability, health and well‐being; and assisting populations with special vulnerabilities, like those who have disabilities, or who are elderly, homeless, or have limited English language skills. To learn more about Lone Star Legal Aid, visit our website at

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