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Posted on: Mar 30, 2020

LegalLine
LegalLine is an HBA service where attorneys volunteer to give legal advice to members of the public over the phone at no cost. We are hosting virtual LegalLine sessions in April and May. To sign up as a volunteer, please fill out this form, or contact Ashley Gagnon Steininger at ashleyg@hba.org.

If you are seeking legal advice, please use this form.

Houston Volunteer Lawyers
HVL will be conducting legal advice clinics remotely. We are seeking volunteer attorneys to call HVL applicants and provide legal advice and counsel over the phone on Friday afternoons from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you're interested in volunteering for a Friday clinic, please email probono@hvlp.org.

Take a case and help someone in our community who is seeking legal representation on HVL's waiting list. To find a pro bono case that is right for you, use HVL's Pro Bono Portal. Search a live list of cases; sort by law type; immediately download the documents you need; access legal resource materials, including digital forms; and contact the staff attorney mentor assigned to your case. If you have any questions, please email probono@hvlp.org or call (713) 275-0140.

Community Partners

The HBA supports the following community service organizations each year. If you are looking to support the community in some manner, please consider these wonderful organizations.

  • The Houston Food Bank is working hard to respond to the needs of our community during this crisis. You can help feed hungry families in Houston by donating to the HBA Food From the Bar Campaign at tinyurl.com/HBAFFTB.
  • Communities In Schools of Houston empowers over 100,000 local students annually to stay in school and to succeed in adulthood. To continue providing services while school campuses are closed – including one-on-one teleconferences with struggling students and emergency supplies for families affected by job loss – CIS is accepting donations online. Click here to make a donation or learn more about their emergency needs and programs during COVID-19. Learn more about CIS’s mission and impact at cishouston.org
  • The HAY Center provides emergency supplies and residential and educational resources for current and former foster youth in the Houston area. The HAY Center is asking for monetary donations only via their PayPal account at this time. Click here to donate. Your gift will allow the HAY Center to continue their work by providing a meal to a youth who is hungry, purchasing emergency items and providing rental assistance to youth who have lost their jobs. Visit haycenter.org to learn more about their great work.
  • The Center for Pursuit provides residential, employment, and healthcare services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Houston. The Center for Pursuit is asking for the community to “snap out of the pandemic fears with gingersnaps” by purchasing their gingersnaps and cheesesnaps. They were one of the many HLSR vendors who lost their revenue with the sudden closure of the event due to COVID-19. Go to www.gingersnapsetc.org to learn about their delicious gingersnaps that were inspired by First Lady Barbara Bush and how to order them direct to your home. Visit thecenterforpursuit.org to learn more about this organization.
  • Avenue 360’s Omega House Hospice is an eight-bed home environment where people living with HIV/AIDS can live with dignity. This facility offers palliative medical care as well as psycho social and bereavement services for the dying and their loved ones. You can support their needs by shopping from their Amazon wishlist at tinyurl.com/OmegaList20.