VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH
Volunteer of the Month – June 2023 Jon McCurley is a sole practitioner. How did you first get involved with pro bono? I went to UNT Dallas College of Law, and they had a pro bono hour requirement for graduation. DVAP has a “Pro Bono Spring Break” that would allow me to get 40 pro bono hours in one week. I jumped at the opportunity and still work with DVAP years later. Describe your most compelling pro bono case. During COVID, Dallas had several rent relief programs. My client was not sophisticated and had not…
2017 Award Winners
DVAP Award Recipients 2017 Annual Award Ceremony DVAP annually presents awards to those that go above and beyond their call of duty. Their efforts are what make our organization a success. We would like to congratulate the recipients, listed below, for their outstanding efforts in the justice system! Jack Fan was awarded Lawyer of the Year. Judge Drew Ten Eyck was awarded The Hartman Judicial Pro Bono Service Award. Sharon Campbell was awarded Outstanding Sole Practitioner. Traci Boyle was awarded Pro Bono Coordinator of the Year. Pamela St. John was awarded Outstanding Clinic Attorney of…
Settlement Awarded to Tenant
On August 13, 2012, client sought legal assistance with obtaining re-entry to his rental home after the landlord locked him out of the property for non-payment of rent and refused to allow him access to the property to retrieve his belongings. The client was locked out after he went to work on August 4, 2012. When he returned home from work, he discovered that the landlord had changed the locks on the house, and that the landlord’s brother had taken possession of the property. Even though the client was two months behind on his rent,…
*Numbers from 2022.