Justices to Honor San Antonio Attorneys As Part of National Celebrate Pro Bono Week

MEDIA ADVISORY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – October 25, 2010 – Fourth Court of Appeals Justices Phylis Speedlin and Sandee Bryan Marion will honor San Antonio attorneys for their volunteer work with the parents of children with special education needs on Wednesday, October 27 as part of the American Bar Association’s national Celebrate Pro Bono Week.

Approximately 36,000 children in the San Antonio area participate in special education programs.  In 2009, a group of private attorneys joined with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) and Advocacy, Inc. to develop a free legal clinic to increase the availability of legal services to children with disabilities and help their parents navigate through the educational system.

As part of national Celebrate Pro Bono Week, San Antonio private attorneys Brendan McBride, Chance Heinsohn, Shawn Hughes, and Jane Fritz will be honored with Partners in Justice Pro Bono Awards. The awards will be distributed at the San Antonio Bar Association’s Community Justice Program clinic. Media are invited to attend.

WHAT: Celebrate Pro Bono Week – Honoring San Antonio attorneys for their volunteer efforts for parents of children with special education needs

WHERE: Texas RioGrande Legal Aid – San Antonio
1111 North Main Avenue

 

WHEN: Wednesday, October 27th
5:30 pm

 

WHO: Justice Phylis Speedlin
Justice Sandee Bryan Marion
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
San Antonio Bar Association’s Community Justice Program

 

Established in 1970, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. (TRLA) is a nonprofit organization that provides free civil 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 civil legal assistance and related educational services.

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