Next Event Scheduled for November 18, 2014
by Megan Cooley

TVAS is currently accepting applications for its estate planning event scheduled for November 18, 2014.  No walk-in clients will be accepted, please see our events page for more information.

Tarrant County Volunteer Attorney Services

WELCOME! TVAS is a community service committee under the Tarrant County Bar Foundation, a 501c(3) nonprofit organization.

TVAS' objectives are:

1.  To serve the Tarrant County community by connecting Tarrant County attorneys with those who could not otherwise afford representation.              

2.  To encourage participation from our legal community in pro bono legal services.    

3.  To create a program that recognizes individual attorneys, law firms and corporations in Tarrant County for their commitment to pro bono legal representation.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO CHECK ELIGIBILITY FOR THE PROGRAM         

                            CALL (817) 546-4450
        
   

TVAS Receives Grant from Real estate, Probate & Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas

FORT WORTH–The Tarrant County Bar Foundation has been awarded a $4,000 grant from the Real Estate Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas (“REPTL”).  REPTL is a section of the State Bar of Texas comprised of lawyers (as well as law students) who practice or have an interest in the fields of real estate, probate or trust law. It is the largest section of the State Bar, with over 7800 members. REPTL’s mission is “to provide support to its members and other attorneys practicing real estate, probate or trust law in Texas.”  REPTL’s grant program is intended to “fund projects that improve the civil justice process or provide access to the civil justice system or fundamental legal services for Texans who are typically underserved by the legal system.” The Tarrant County Bar Foundation applied for the current grant in order to facilitate the pro bono initiatives of Tarrant County Volunteer Attorney Services (“TVAS”).  Specifically, the REPTL grant will allow TVAS to enhance its document assembly program for the TVAS’ estate planning pro bono clinics.  The next estate planning clinic is currently scheduled for November 18, 2014.

The Tarrant County Bar Foundation established TVAS in January 2012 in order to connect attorneys with individuals who cannot otherwise afford representation; encourage participation from the legal community in pro bono legal services; and create a program that recognizes individual attorneys, law firms and corporations for their commitment to pro bono legal services. TVAS held its first event in October 2012, and, currently, TVAS holds quarterly events in which volunteer attorneys provide representation in uncontested divorces and estate planning to low-income individuals residing in Tarrant County.  For more information or assistance, contact the TVAS program at 817-546-4460 or visit www.tvasdoingourpart.org.

The Tarrant County Bar Foundation is a charitable organization established in 1997 for charitable and educational purposes, including purposes which support, promote and encourage activities for the furtherance of justice and legal education through the sponsorship and encouragement of legal research, publications, institutes, forums, and the establishment of scholarships  Along with others, the Foundation has sponsored many community service projects including the annual Bears & Books Project; Blood Drive; National Adoption Day; People’s Law School, Tarrant Area Food Drive; Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans, and Trinity Habitat to Humanity. The Foundation also provides community services of a twice-monthly LegalLine and the publication, Elder Law Handbook.    Additional information about the Tarrant County Bar Association and the Tarrant County Bar Foundation, and details of their programs and projects, may be found on website www.tarrantbar.org.







11/18/2014 05:00 PM  Pro Bono Clinic
Wills and Estate Planning

Volunteer attorneys will be preparing for free wills and ancillary documents, such as powers of attorney and living wills for low-income individuals in Tarrant County.  Appointments are limited.  No walk-ins will be accepted.   




This clinic is generously sponsored by McDonald Sanders, P.C. 

To apply and check eligibility, please call (817) 546-4450. 




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