Lone Star Legal Aid Celebrates 1 Year of The Safe Space Series

Houston, Texas - We are celebrating our 1-year anniversary of The Safe Space with a video montage of the past 12 episodes. The Safe Space is a live-streaming video outreach series aimed at providing survivors of sexual assault with free legal information and resources. Sexual violence can have an immediate and devastating effect on the … Continue reading Lone Star Legal Aid Celebrates 1 Year of The Safe Space Series

Environmental Groups Demand EPA Investigate Texas Industrial Plant for Pollution-Driven Civil Rights Violations

The 85-Year-Old Oxbow Petroleum Coke Plant in Port Arthur is One of the Largest Sources of Sulfur Dioxide Pollution in the State EMBARGOED for Release: 10 am CST, Wednesday, August 18, 2021 Media Contacts: Clarissa Ayala, Communications Director at Lone Star Legal Aid, (832) 627-8404 or cayala@lonestarlegal.org Ari Phillips, Environmental Integrity Project, (505) 629-6148, aphillips@environmentalintegrity.org … Continue reading Environmental Groups Demand EPA Investigate Texas Industrial Plant for Pollution-Driven Civil Rights Violations

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

Lone Star Legal Aid’s Fair Housing Team Protects Affordable Housing in Houston

Houston, TX - In every large city in America, a small amount of housing is reserved for the poor, but it’s usually located in poor neighborhoods: with poor access to transportation, groceries, and jobs. Luckily, conditions improve when neighborhoods gentrify, except long-term residents don’t usually benefit from the improvements. Rising rents usually force out them, … Continue reading Lone Star Legal Aid’s Fair Housing Team Protects Affordable Housing in Houston