Legal Aid Office to Celebrate Grand Re-Opening

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Media Contact:
Cynthia Martinez, Communications Director

EDINBURG, Texas – February 26, 2009 – Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA), the leading provider of legal aid in Texas, will be celebrating the grand re-opening and dedication of its Edinburg office at a special celebration on Thursday, March 5th. The office, which serves more than 1800 low-income residents of the Rio Grande Valley each year, will be dedicated to the memory of John E. Cook, a former employee and long-time champion of legal rights for the poor.

WHAT: Grand re-opening and dedication of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid’s Edinburg office

WHERE: Law Offices of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
316 South Closner
Edinburg, TX 78539

WHEN: Thursday, March 5, 2009
Celebration begins at 4:00 pm
Program begins at 5:30 pm

WHO: Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
Roland Johnson, president elect – State Bar of Texas
Family of John E. Cook
Additional special guests TBA

Established in 1970, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. (TRLA) is a nonprofit organization that provides free legal services to low-income and disadvantaged clients in a 68-county service area. TRLA’s mission is to promote the dignity, self-sufficiency, safety and stability of low-income Texans by providing high-quality legal assistance and related educational services. For more information on Texas RioGrande Legal Aid and this story visit


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