Domestic Violence Advocates to Celebrate Ten Years of Partnerships and Volunteer Service

MEDIA ADVISORY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Cynthia Martinez, Communications Director ▪ 512.374.2764 ▪ cmartinez@trla.org

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – May 14, 2009 – More than thirty nonprofit organizations serving victims of domestic violence will come together to celebrate ten years of partnerships and volunteer efforts from private attorneys next week at the Tenth Annual Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Cross-Training Conference.

Sponsored by the Legal Alliance for Survivors of Abuse (LASA), a project of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA), the annual conference highlights partnerships that join TRLA and Texas shelters to ensure that victims of domestic violence have immediate access to free legal services necessary to save their lives and protect their families.  The highlight of the conference will be the closing luncheon. Media are invited to attend.

WHO:    Legal Alliance for Survivors of Abuse
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid

WHAT:    Tenth Annual Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Cross-Training Conference Closing Luncheon

WHEN:    Friday, May 21
11:45 am – 1: 15 pm

WHERE:    Omni Colonnade – San Antonio
9821 Colonnade Boulevard
San Antonio, Texas 78230

Media outlets that wish to attend should RSVP to cmartinez@trla.org.  Interviews with attorney volunteers, TRLA attorneys, or shelter staff can be arranged at a reporter’s convenience.

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 Texas residents by providing high-quality legal assistance and related educational services.

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