16th Annual Shelter Conference Held in San Antonio

conf16Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) was proud to welcome advocates from across the state to San Antonio for the 16th Annual Legal Alliance for Survivors of Abuse Cross-Training Conference. Continue reading

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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

LASSA Project in Full Swing!

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)’s Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA) project is in full swing, confirming 4 partners in our new northwest service area and launching its new website this morning.

The LASSA project serves 182 Texas counties from the panhandle to the Texas-Mexico border. LASSA provides survivors of sexual assault with a wide-range of free legal services from general advice to holistic, direct representation on civil legal matters.

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New Legal Clinic Kicks off in Bastrop County

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) has partnered with the Bastrop County Bar Association and Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas (VLS) to begin providing free monthly legal advice clinics  to Bastrop-area residents.

The clinics will be held on the first Tuesday of each month during the school year. The first clinic will take place tonight, January 5th, from 4:15 to 6pm in the library of the Bastrop Intermediate School. Participants must sign in by 6pm to speak with an attorney. Continue reading