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


TRLA Intern Receives National Recognition

TRLA intern Osvaldo Lopez

TRLA intern Osvaldo Lopez has been recognized by the Marguerite Casey Foundation with the Sargent Shriver Youth Warriors Against Poverty Leadership Award.

The Marguerite Casey Foundation recognized 12 community leaders with the award in honor of their vision, passion and dedication to improving the lives of families in their communities. Each of the honorees receives an award of $5,000 in recognition of their leadership. Continue reading

Attorney Recognized with Community Service Award

Loza received the Community Service Award at the Hispanic Issues Section Reception

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) attorney Richard Loza has been awarded the Pete Torres, Jr. Community Service Award from the Hispanic Issues Section of the State Bar of Texas.

The award was presented yesterday, June 18th, at the Hispanic Issues Section reception held during the State Bar’s Annual Meeting. The award is given to an individual or organization who has demonstrated a history of service and commitment to the Hispanic community. It is named after Pete Torres, Jr., the first Chair of the Hispanic Issues Section. Continue reading

Reed Honored with 2015 Public Interest Award

TRLA attorney Mary Christine Reed with the 2015 Public Interest Award

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) attorney Mary Christine Reed has been honored by the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association and the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Foundation with the 2015 Public Interest Award.

The Public Interest Award is intended to honor an individual practicing law in Travis County who shows their merit in their work, their volunteer activities, and the atmosphere they create in the workplace. The award was presented on Friday, May 1st as part of the Annual Grants and Awards Luncheon held by the groups.

Reed is currently the director of TRLA’s Foster Youth Justice Project. She has been with TRLA for more than 20 years and was previously the director of TRLA’s Telephone Access to Justice (TAJ) program. She is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law.

Fuchs Recognized with Noble Award

Fred Fuchs (left) accepts the Noble Award from fellow TRLA attorney Nelson Mock (right).

Last night the Poverty Law Section of the State Bar of Texas recognized Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) attorney Fred Fuchs with the Noble Award.

Fuchs is an attorney and the housing group coordinator with TRLA. He teaches a Housing Clinic through the University of Texas at Austin each spring and is a Vietnam-era veteran. Continue reading