In the Grand Lobby
Bullock Texas History Museum

September 30, 2015
6:30 - 10 PM

Music  Cocktails
Dinner & Auction
The Slam Poetry of Genevieve Van Cleve
Pro Bono Access to
Justice Awards

Sponsorships & Tickets Available


For more information contact
Elizabeth Hartman



Announcing the 2015 Access to Justice Nominees


Best Pro Bono Attorney of 2015
Our panel of pro bono attorneys donated 2,770 hours last year and accepted 82 cases for full representation. With that kind of commitment it's difficult to select just a handful for recognition. We thank and appreciate every one of our pro bono attorneys who have given their time and talents to help our immigrant community. 

2015 Nominees for Best Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Are:

  • Elsie Craven - Solo practitioner
  • Manuel Escobar - McGinnis Lochridge
  • Maddie Kadas - Beveridge and Diamond
  • Jeanie McClellen - Solo practitioner
  • Virginia Raymond - Solo practitioner

Learn more about the nominees...


Best Pro Bono Firm of 2015
Each of these firms have fostered and encouraged their attorneys to contribute to the community through pro bono work. Because of their civic commitment, more clients are gaining access to our justice system. Selecting just one winner from this list of firms gets more difficult every year!

 2015 Nominees for Best Pro Bono Firm of the Year Are:

  • Baker Botts
  • Beveridge and Diamond
  • Legal Department at Dell Computers
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • McKool Smith

Learn more about the nominees...


Applying for Services

You do not need an appointment. Just visit our offices Monday thru Thursday between 9 am - 5 pm. Here's what will happen:

  • A member of our staff will talk with you about your immigration status. We will listen to your story, ask questions about your immigration situation, and your income. It is best if you have a babysitter for your children. We know that sometimes your story is very painful to tell, and having your children with you can make it more difficult. 
  • We gather all the interviews we've done that week, and our attorneys and accredited representatives review every application each Friday. We wish we could take every case, but unfortunately we can'ts. It's not necessarily because you don't have a good case, it's because we don't have enough staff to take all of the cases that come to us. 
  • You will be notified by mail if we are not able to take your case. You should get the letter by the following Friday.
  • If we are able to take your case, your attorney or accredited representative will contact you.
  • If you need housing, medical care, or counseling - please let our staff know when you visit our office. We will provide you with a list of providers.