*ALL MARCH, APRIL AND MAY FAMILY LAW ESSENTIAL PRO BONO CLINICS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.*
The Pro Bono Committee is a committee of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. Lisa Hoppes serves as the Chair of the Committee and Leigh de la Reza serves as the Chair for Webinars. The goal of the program is twofold: to provide family law CLE to attorneys who may not practice it exclusively and to help our legal aid providers get attorneys who will handle pro bono cases in their area. The seminars are in different locations each year and are held in less populated areas of the State.
The attendees receive the CLE for free in exchange for handling 2 pro bono cases in a year. It all works because lawyers in Texas are giving of their time and care about the people of Texas. In the last 3 years we have helped over 500 families across our great State of Texas.
Speakers are not required to write a paper or prepare a power point. All materials are provided to you.
We do not reimburse speakers for their travel time or any other expenses (such as food and lodging, if applicable). This is strictly voluntary. The program is created each year by the members of the Committee and are the same at each location. Each location has at least one course director that works with the local legal aid provider to coordinate the specifics for each location. A master speaker list is kept that the course directors may use to select speakers. If you would like to be added to the list, please contact Lisa Hoppes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out this news clip of our great committee at work – News Channel 6 Wichita Falls