Dallas Lawyers Again Open Wallets and Hearts to Fund Free Legal Services

For many years, the private contributions of individual lawyers have been a significant source of funding to provide legal services for the poor. And despite the bad economy, Dallas lawyers stepped up to do their part this year by raising a record $787,950 for the annual Equal Access to Justice Campaign. Numerous lawyers gave more than $2,500, and two of them – Lisa Blue Baron and Mike Kaeske – contributed more than $50,000 each. Many of these donors have been generously supporting the Campaign for years.   

The contributions are used to fund the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, a joint initiative of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of Northwest Texas that provides free legal services to more than 4,000 families each year. 

That generosity and dedication is something to think about next time you hear a joke that contains the words “shark” and “lawyer.” 

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