COVID-19 Pro Bono Resources

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DISASTER MANUAL  
The State Bar of Texas, Sidley Austin and legal aid organizations across Texas have created a disaster manual for pro bono volunteers. The manual is used as a reference when handling issues that frequently arise during disasters – from giving quick advice and limited scope services to handling an entire case. The manual is reviewed annually and updated to reflect current law and relevant disaster information. Coming Soon!

LIBRARY
Visit the library for pro bono resources such as videos, articles, checklists, toolkits, handbooks and information specially created to enhance your pro bono experience. more »

BANKRUPTCY IN A BOX PRO BONO CLE
The state’s three major legal aid programs — Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, Lone Star Legal Aid, and Texas RioGrande Legal Aid — are offering a three-hour online CLE course designed to help attorneys learn about Chapter 7 bankruptcies while helping others. The course is offered free of charge to each attorney who commits to take two Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases from one of the three legal aid providers during the next two years. The providers are expecting a surge of bankruptcy cases as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sign up via email. more »

NEXT CHAPTER
Prepare, manage and file bankruptcy cases online with NextChapter. They offer their software for free to attorneys doing pro bono bankruptcy cases. With a code, attorney volunteers can file with the court at no charge. Request a code for a free filing. more »

FAMILY LAW ESSENTIALS PRO BONO CLE
Attorneys living within a 100-mile radius of Beaumont, Waco, Laredo, El Paso, Weatherford, or Lubbock and who are willing to pick up two pro bono cases from the state’s legal aid providers are eligible for a 4.5-hour online CLE on “Family Law Essentials” free of charge. The CLE—Family Law Essentials: Giving Back to Your Community—is made possible by the State Bar’s Legal Access Division, the Pro Bono Committee of the Family Law Section, Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, Lone Star Legal Aid, and Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. It is offered free of charge to attorneys who are willing to take two pro bono cases from one of the legal aid providers listed within one year of the date of the course. Those who take on four pro bono cases will get a complimentary one-year subscription to the Texas Family Law Practice Manual Online. The deadline to sign up and complete the course is June 30. Sign up via email. more »

WESTLAW DOC & FORM BUILDER
Access thousands of current forms in the practice areas that are most common for pro bono cases, including immigration. more »