Express News – Commissioners cancel self-help legal center

Opponents raised numerous legal arguments, but in the end, it was politics that convinced the politicians to kill Bexar County’s self-help center for people who file their own lawsuits.

County commissioners voted 4-1 Tuesday to rescind their January decision to set up the center in the public law library, throwing three people out of work and scoring a victory for lawyers who felt that its designers had not included them in the process.

The decision means more than 2,000 people who file their own civil cases each year in Bexar County won’t get extra guidance as they navigate the court system.

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