Join this site if you are staff of Texas-based programs funded by LSC or the Texas Equal Access to Justice Foundation or Texas attorneys and paralegals currently volunteering with a Texas pro bono program. There are resources here to help you.
IMPORTANT – NOTICE – IMPORTANT
Since 2002, TexasLawyersHelp has been a website dedicated to pro bono lawyers and legal services staff. On May 31, 2017, TexasLawyersHelp will be shutting down and transferring support for pro bono lawyers to the new State Bar of Texas website, ProBonoTexas.org.
From June 1, 2017 on, Pro Bono Texas will be your one-stop hub for all things pro bono. There you will find the perfect place to volunteer, the mentors to guide you, the resources to succeed and a space to celebrate pro bono.
How do I become a member of the new site?
Most of the site is available to visitors without logging in. If you are a member of the State Bar of Texas or one of its sections or committees such as the Paralegal Division, you are already a member of the site. You can log in with the same credentials you use to log in at TexasBar.com.
If you are NOT already a member of the State Bar of Texas
If you are not already a member of the State Bar of Texas and you want to access the content for members, you can create a new account to request access. An administrator will review your request as soon as possible.
What will happen to the resources on TexasLawyersHelp?
Pro Bono Texas has many of the same features that you loved about TexasLawyersHelp such as a resource library. If there is a document on TexasLawyersHelp that you would like to see on Pro Bono Texas, please send it to ProBonoTX@TexasBar.com by May 31, 2017. You can also contact Briana Stone at 512-427-1857 or 800-204-2222 ext. 1857 if you have additional questions about Pro Bono Texas. You can also, contact Elliott Fontenette for any questions as well at 512-477-6000 Extension 109 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
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