The Houston Bar Association has joined other Texas bar associations in signing a letter of support for increased funding for the Legal Services Corporation, to assist low-income Texans who face tough circumstances, including seniors, veterans, persons with disabilities and survivors of domestic violence. Currently, only 10 percent of the civil legal needs of low-income Texans are being met. These needs will be compounded by legal issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition, the HBA has joined other Texas bar associations in signing a letter to Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht, supporting the Court’s order to place a moratorium on most residential evictions until April 19, and urging an extension of the order for at least an additional 30 days.
The Dallas Bar Association, Tarrant County Bar Association, San Antonio Bar Association, Austin Bar Association and El Paso Bar Association are among those also supporting these issues.