On November 8, Bell Nunnally’s pro bono program partnered with the Austin Street Center and the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP) to provide a pro bono clinic for the shelter’s clients. Six Bell Nunnally attorneys, including partners Larry Shosid and Ben Riemer and associates T.J. Hales, Ira Perez, Murphy Sayre and Brent Turman provided pro bono legal advice to 29 clients from the shelter on various legal issues.
“These organizations work diligently to address the needs of the impoverished population in Dallas; it was our privilege to partner with them to serve the clients of Austin Street Center,” said Ben Riemer, Partner and Chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. “This was a great opportunity for our attorneys to give back to the community and provide legal assistance to those who are less fortunate.”
For more than 30 years, Austin Street Center has been caring for the most vulnerable homeless men and women of Dallas. They are the largest low barrier shelter in the city with the goal of helping their clients transition from homelessness to independence.
DVAP is a program aimed at training and supporting volunteer attorneys to increase and enhance pro bono legal services to the poor in Dallas. DVAP volunteers provide advice and full representation in a variety of cases including, family, housing, landlord-tenant, real property, consumer, wills, expunctions and non-disclosures, probate and more.
To learn more about Bell Nunnally’s commitment to pro bono, please click here.