Lawyers Giving Back
This three-day event provides valuable training on poverty law issues affecting low-income and poor Texans. The conference offers targeted continuing legal education with a specific public interest focus. The conference will feature presentations from some of the most knowledgeable poverty law practitioners and private attorneys in their respective fields.
Mail: (Make checks payable to State Bar of Texas)
Poverty Law Conference
PO Box 12487
Austin, TX 78711-2487
Register before April 17 to avoid late fees!
PLC is going GREEN! We will not be providing printed materials this year. All materials will be made available online as they are received.
If you are:
- Employed by a program receiving LSC funds
- Employed by a program receiving TAJF funds
- Employed by a Texas non-profit legal services provider, where at least 50% of the civil legal services are free to Texans whose income is 175% of the federal poverty guidelines or less
- Employed by a domestic violence agency
- Employed as a legal assistance officer
- A member of the Pro Bono College
Your fee is:
- $100 for full conference and materials
- $75 for Thursday ONLY tuition and materials
If you are a government attorney
Your fee is:
- $150 for full conference and materials
- $125 for Thursday ONLY tuition and materials
If you are a private attorney
Your fee is:
- $200 for full conference and materials
- $175 for Thursday ONLY tuition and materials
If registering after April 17, 2014
- Add $75 to the full conference rate
- Add $25 to the Thursday tuition rate
What to Expect
- A multi-tracked substantive curriculum focusing on all aspects of poverty law practice, including, but not limited to, family, housing, consumer, immigration and public benefits
- The opportunity to learn from successful practitioners, within legal services and the private sector
- A broad-based program offering valuable sessions, whether you are a seasoned advocate, generalist, or new legal services attorney
- An open forum where you can meet and network with colleagues who represent low-income and poor Texans
- A full year's worth of CLE credit at a cost that can't be beat, and of the quality that you've come to expect from the Legal Access Division of the State Bar
Who Should Attend
- Executive directors of legal services programs
- Managers of legal services programs
- Legal services staff attorneys
- Civil legal aid advocates
- Advocates who provide legal assistance to low-income members of the military
- Pro bono program managers and staff
- Private attorneys who provide pro bono services in civil cases
- Law students interested in providing legal services to the poor
The 2015 conference will be held at the Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark. The room block will be open until April 7, 2015 at a rate of $108/night.
Hotel Shuttle Service: Courtesy airport shuttle to and from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is available from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily. For advanced reservations (recommended), call (512) 448-2222. Transportation from the airport to the hotel runs at 30 minutes past the hour and service from the hotel to the airport runs at the top of each hour. The hotel shuttle designated pick-up area is curbside in front of the Delta Airlines Departure Drop off area on the airport’s upper level.
800.204.2222, (ext. 1855)
Log in to My Bar Page to report your pro bono hours now. Reporting your hours helps us by highlighting the importance of your pro bono work in meeting the needs of indigent Texans, and helps to bolster funding requests for legal services programs. You can also help your State Bar section win the Pro Bono Challenge!
Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans is a State Bar of Texas program to develop and assist pro bono legal clinics throughout the state for military veterans who otherwise cannot afford or do not have access to the legal services they need.
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