Hurricane Harvey – How You Can Help

Current events make timely an inquiry into the role of lawyers in fostering democratic values, promoting social welfare, and ensuring that all citizens are treated equally under the law. Like other members of the Texas Bar, I was proud to read about and witness the countless lawyers who quickly and selflessly mobilized themselves and their communities to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. While it is easy to look to social and mainstream media for all the ways in which we are as divided as ever, it was nothing short of inspiring to see Texas come together and remind the country what it means to unite in the face of disaster, fear, and tragedy. Lawyers across the State provided free legal advice, directed victims to local resources, and immediately asked what they could do to serve. I was reminded that, as a profession, we are called to serve the public.…

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