During the month of February, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and LoveIsRespect.Org join efforts to raise awareness about teen dating violence, highlight promising practices, and encourage communities to get involved. This year, LSLA joins NRCDV and LoveIsRespect.Org, by helping raise awareness through community presentations. The first step in breaking the cycle of abuse is to start talking.
When Kimberly Miles, Fair Housing Manager at Lone Star Legal Aid, listened to the stories of deplorable living conditions at the Coppertree Apartments in Houston, she took action. Representing numerous tenants, Miles partnered with the law firm of Daniel & Beshara, P.C., and together they filed suit against HUD and Coppertree Apartments. Read about HUD's … Continue reading ProPublica – “Pretty Much a Failure”: HUD Inspections Pass Dangerous Apartments Filled With Rats, Roaches and Toxic Mold
On November 11, 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of … Continue reading Veterans Day is Sunday, November 11th
Hurricane Harvey was the first time Jeremy Walter, of Baker Botts, was exposed to the devastation of a storm of its scale. “Reading about Hurricane Ike in 2008 was not remotely comparable to experiencing Harvey,” he says. Following the storm and partnering with Baker Botts at local shelters, LSLA spearheaded a large scale pro bono effort to … Continue reading Pro Bono Spotlight – ABA Pro Bono Week 2018
We are proud to join with ABA President-Elect Bob Carlson to encourage you to plan and participate in events focused on disaster resiliency as part of the 2018 National Celebration of Pro Bono. Disaster survivors face countless legal issues—from insurance disputes to FEMA appeals, landlord-tenant disputes, consumer fraud, health and education issues, and so much … Continue reading LSLA Celebrates the 2018 American Bar Association’s National Pro Bono Week