TVAS is a community service committee under the Tarrant County Bar Foundation, a 501c(3) nonprofit organization.
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.
To create a program that recognizes individual attorneys, law firms and corporations in Tarrant County for their commitment to pro bono legal representation.
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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.