Disaster Relief Pro Bono Resources

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DISASTER MANUAL  
The State Bar of Texas, Sidley Austin, LLP, Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative, Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, Lone Star Legal Aid, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, United Policyholders, and Disability Rights 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. more »

PRO BONO PORTAL

State Bar of Texas Pro Bono Opportunity Portal: a statewide centralized pro bono portal for volunteer lawyers and law students to search and sign up for pro bono opportunties. 

Texas Disaster Legal Help: a disaster portal developed by the three largest legal aid organizations in Texas - Lone Star Legal Aid, Legal Aid of Northwest Texas, and Texas RioGrande Legal Aid that connects pro bono volunteers to educational trainings, materials and volunteer opportunities during and in the aftermath of a disaster. 

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 »

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