Legal Community to Recognize Pro Bono Volunteers as Part of National Celebrate Pro Bono Week

LAREDO, Texas – October 25, 2011 – The Laredo legal community will come together to recognize local pro bono volunteers at the 4th Bi-Annual Social Justice Night Court Appreciation Luncheon and Awards Ceremony as part of National Celebrate Pro Bono Week. The luncheon will feature a keynote address from Betty Balli-Torres, Executive Director of the Texas Access to Justice Foundation, and Justice Gina Benavides of the 13th Court of Appeals.

National Celebrate Pro Bono Week is sponsored by the American Bar Association and aims to highlight the difference that pro bono lawyers make in the justice system. The celebration lasts from October 23 through October 29 and is dedicated to encouraging private attorneys to donate pro bono hours to low-income residents in need of legal help.

WHAT: Social Justice Night Court Pro Bono Appreciation Luncheon & Awards Ceremony

WHERE: Embassy Suites Hotel 110 Calle del Norte Laredo, TX 78041

WHEN: Wednesday, October 26 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

WHO: Social Justice Night Court
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
406th Judicial District Court
Casa de Misericordia

Media interested in attending are asked to RSVP to cmartinez@trla.org.

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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