Dominguez Recognized for Community Involvement

dominguezTexas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) paralegal Maria del Carmen Dominguez was recently honored by El Paso First Health Plans for her commitment to helping the community learn about local legal resources. Continue reading


Sanchez Honored with Noble Award

sanchezTexas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) attorney Jaime Sanchez was honored with the Noble Award from the Poverty Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. Continue reading


It’s Time to #TurnTexasTeal

turntexastealTexas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) and its Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA) project are proud to join organizations throughout the state and #TurnTexasTeal during Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.

Nearly one in three Texans will experience sexual assault in their lifetime, with women being twice as likely to be victimized as men. More than 70 percent of survivors will know the perpetrator before the assault — they will be a friend, acquaintance, coworker or even a family member. Continue reading


New Medical Legal Partnership to Open in Austin

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) is proud to announce that, beginning Friday, April 1st, a new Medical Legal Partnership will open at Southeast Health and Wellness Center in Austin, TX. Continue reading


Learning from the Experts on Helping Survivors of Sexual Assault


from left to right: TRLA’s Maricarmen Garza alongside Stacy Malone (Victim Rights Law Center) and Lisa Levine (Houston Area Women’s Center)

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)’s Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA) project was proud to welcome Stacy Malone, Executive Director of the Victim Rights Law Center, and Lisa Levine, Clinical Director of the Houston Area Women’s Center, to San Antonio this week to guide our staff on the intricacies of working with survivors of sexual assault. Continue reading


Keeping Eagle Pass Families Safe

Advocates from Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)’s Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA) Project joined approximately 200 members of the Eagle Pass community earlier this week at a full day seminar entitled Keeping Families Safe: A Coordinated Response to Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault. Continue reading