In commemoration of National Pro Bono Week (October 21-27), Lone Star Legal Aid honors the following with the 2018 Houston Branch Office Awards:  Joel Mack of Latham & Watkins LLP, Most Cases Handled Award; Marilyn McGuire, Most Contested Litigated Case Handled Award; Latham & Watkins LLP, Law Firm Award; Caitlyn Ashely Sawyer of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, High Impact Collaborative Pro Bono Award; and Houston Volunteer Lawyers, Community Partner 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.

The honorees will be presented awards, in Chambers, by The Honorable Judge Mike Wood, Probate Court No. 2, 201 Caroline, Suite 680, Houston, Texas 77002 on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at 12:00 p.m.

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 wellbeing; 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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