El Paso Magazine – El Paso Bar Association Launches Legal Aid Initiative

Under the leadership of new president Carlos Eduardo Cárdenas, the El Paso Bar Association is dedicating the next year toward connecting legal aid service organizations with qualified attorneys who will donate pro bono time toward assisting the city’s poorest and most disenfranchised residents. The program kicks off with a Access to Justice Fair, taking place October 31 in El Paso to coincide with the American Bar Association’s National Pro Bono Celebration (October 25-31).

“Over the coming year, the El Paso Bar Association will be working hard to solidify alliances with legal service organizations already established in providing legal services to the poor,” said Cárdenas. “The goal is to make it easier for lawyers to find pro bono opportunities and for humanitarian organizations to get the legal assistance they need without having to worry about funding. The Bar is a blessed and talented pool of people and it’s our duty to look after those who need our services.”

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