Lone Star Legal Aid’s Disaster Relief Unit to Host FEMA Funeral Assistance Presentation

People who need aid covering the financial costs of funerals for loved ones who died of COVID-19 may be eligible for up to $9,000 in assistance from the federal relief legislation enacted in March. Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is … Continue reading Lone Star Legal Aid’s Disaster Relief Unit to Host FEMA Funeral Assistance Presentation

Lone Star Legal Aid Attorneys Chosen as 2021 Racial Injustice Fellows by The Shriver Center

The Shriver Center on Poverty Law has announced the 47 fellows that have been selected to partake in the 2020 Racial Justice Institute, “a leadership program that equips and coordinates anti-poverty advocates to affirmatively advance racial equity.” Attorneys Ashea Jones and Deborah Concepcion will be representing Lone Star Legal Aid as they explore racial equity … Continue reading Lone Star Legal Aid Attorneys Chosen as 2021 Racial Injustice Fellows by The Shriver Center

Lone Star Legal Aid and Staff Awarded Three 2021 Pro Bono Excellence Awards

Lone Star Legal Aid and Staff Awarded Three 2021 Pro Bono Excellence Awards Annually, the State Bar of Texas Committee for Legal Services to the Poor in Civil Matters presents awards to individuals, groups, and entities that perform exceptional work in the field of legal services to the poor. Lone Star Legal Aid and staff … Continue reading Lone Star Legal Aid and Staff Awarded Three 2021 Pro Bono Excellence Awards

April 22 is Earth Day!

The constant advancement of science, technology, and engineering has allowed for global progress, but our planet has endured the less favorable consequences of the process. With each passing day, our duty to preserve and protect the Earth grows. Though every day should present the opportunity to practice environmentally conscious and mindful behavior, April 22nd has … Continue reading April 22 is Earth Day!

Domestic Abuse and Divorce – Mother and Children Feared for their Lives

Julie and Jeffrey got married in 2006 and share two young children. Jeffrey had always been abusive throughout their marriage. He would physically hit and choke her, bully his two children, and had several affairs with male partners. In addition to his violent behavior, he was an alcoholic and once under the influence, his abuse worsened. Because of his constant intoxication, he also failed … Continue reading Domestic Abuse and Divorce – Mother and Children Feared for their Lives