A Message from Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Executive Director David Hall
On behalf of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA), we are proud to join the American Bar Association in recognizing the National Pro Bono Celebration and the numerous private attorneys who selflessly join us in securing access to justice for the poor.
In Texas there is only one legal aid attorney for every 12,000 low-income residents facing legal issues. Everyday we meet families on the verge of losing their homes to foreclosure, mothers and children trying to escape their abusers, and people struggling to put food on the table and pay their bills. We wish we could help them all, but the demand for our work is far greater than we can meet. Last year alone, TRLA had to turn away more than 23,000 people in need simply because we did not have the resources to help.
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