Houston Chapter

Help a Harvey Affected Client Today

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A year after Hurricane Harvey, many families are still facing a multitude of legal issues. Please consider helping one of these families today in a way only a lawyer can.

1. A 72-year-old man needs your help after Hurricane Harvey caused damaged to his home. He hired a contractor for $180k to complete repairs, but the contractor ultimately caused additional damage to the home and did not complete the work.
 




2. After living in her home for 40 years, a woman needs help adding her name to the title. Once her name is added to the title, she will be able to receive repair services through Baker Ripley.


 

3. Upon signing a lease agreement with the landlord on March 15, 2015, the client gave the landlord a $500 security deposit. On September 1, 2017, she received a “Termination Notice Due to Natural Disaster or Catastrophe” letter from her landlord due to Hurricane Harvey. The landlord has not returned any portion of her security deposit. (Case 3)



If you have questions about any of the cases above or would like to handle one, please email probono@hvlp.org

To see a full list of clients affected by Harvey:
CLICK HERE



2018 "Back To School" Symposium School Supply Drive

Thank you to all who attended the Back to School Symposium on August 30, 2018.  With your help, we were able to collect over 200 pounds of school supplies and $350 in donations for the Teacher's Aid Program of the Food Bank of Houston!

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Thank you!


Congratulations ACC Houston!

ACC Houston has received the following awards for their "Food from the Bar Legal Frenzy Friday Volunteer Event":

Silver Partner Level Achievement Awards
Spirit Award 2nd Place (Most volunteer hours at Houston Food Bank per capita)
All Around Award 2nd Place (Outstanding achievement based on total points per capita)


Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program

Most ACC Houston chapter pro bono activities are in conjunction with clinics supported by the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program.  At these clinics, ACC volunteers provide legal advice and conduct intake interviews. HVLP support is available to assist in these interviews and provide translators if needed. Additional opportunities are available and encouraged for ACC members who desire to participate in other HVLP sponsored clinics or to represent clients who are accepted through the clinic intake process. Please visit the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program website for further information. 


Pro Bono Chair

(Chantel R. Jordan, Senior Counsel, American Bureau of Shipping)
Chairperson with responsibility for leading the chapter's pro bono and community outreach efforts.  



ACC Houston 3rd Annual Family Volunteer Day
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Houston Food Bank

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE

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Dear ACC Houston Members:

We would like to thank all of the chapter members and their families who participated in the Pro Bono Committee’s 2nd Annual Family Volunteer Day at the Houston Food Bank this past Saturday, April 23.  A fantastic time was had by all, and we had a great turnout.
 
The Houston Food Bank, which provides assistance to 800,000 individuals annually throughout 18 counties in Southeast Texas, relies heavily on volunteers to meet the demand for its services.  Together we made a significant impact by sorting and packing enough food to provide 14,500 meals to those who are most in need of assistance.  We are also proud of our efforts to help combat child hunger by assembling over 7,000 bags of food for the Houston Food Bank’s Backpack Buddy program.  Many children receive their only meals of the day through free or reduced-price meals at school, and as summer approaches, the Houston Food Bank will help to fill the gaps by providing those children with nutritional food.

While pro bono legal services are important, we look forward to continuing to expand our pro bono program to include family-friendly volunteer opportunities in support of the Greater Houston area.  If you missed this event and would like to join in on the fun and network with your colleagues all while serving the community, there will be other opportunities this year, so please keep an eye out for future correspondence.  We hope to see you at the next event!
 
Sincerely,

Chantel R. Jordan
Pro Bono Chair, Association of Corporate Counsel, Houston Chapter
Senior Counsel, American Bureau of Shipping

 



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