October 27, 2017

National Pro Bono Celebration: Oct. 22-28

Austin Bar and VLS Host Clinic for LifeWorks

On Wednesday October 25, 2017 as part of the American Bar Association’s Celebrate Pro Bono Week, the Austin Bar Association partnered with Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas to hold a clinic for the clients of LifeWorks. LifeWorks is a fierce advocate for youth and families seeking their path to self-sufficiency . Every year, LifeWorks provides help for more than 4,000 youth and families, many of whom are facing life’s most difficult challenges, including homelessness, trauma, and abuse.

During the clinic, 10 attorney volunteers helped 13 young people between the ages of 18 -25 with a variety of legal issues such as family law,  seeking SSI, outstanding warrants, expunctions and landlord/tenant.  VLS is following up with three of these cases as possible referrals.

Many thanks to the attorneys who volunteered their time to help at the clinic.

Philip Friday
Sarah J Kelly
Christopher McMillan
Philip Glasser
Bill Christian
Nikki G. Maples
Andrew Bernick
Marshall Sales
Kristina Chung
Janet Reinarz