Austin American-Statesman

Primary geographic focus: Texas
Organization type(s): Media



Texas veterans deserve fair access to legal help

Nathan L. Hecht, Victor Flores
Austin American-Statesman
November 10, 2019
Our veterans deserve more than just our applause or gratitude; they deserve our help and our commitment to ensuring that they have access to the resources they need to fully reintegrate into civilian life.

Letter to Editor

Hecht right to stress the value of legal aid

Richard L. Tate
Austin American-Statesman
February 12, 2019
By calling for increased funding for legal aid programs serving our most vulnerable citizens — including veterans and survivors of sexual assault, among others—he put a necessary emphasis on the importance of these programs.


It’s time to fight for veterans’ legal aid

Nathan L. Hecht, Donald J. Guter
Austin American-Statesman
November 9, 2018
Providing free legal services to qualifying veterans is imperative. We should make a commitment to better the lives of the service men and women who voluntarily risked their lives for our freedom.

News Story

Texas program to provide legal help to veterans goes national

Jeremy Schwartz
Austin American-Statesman
November 10, 2017
Texas bar officials are aiming to take the program nationwide and offering their expertise to counterparts in other states. So far, about two dozen states have expressed interest in replicating the Texas program.


Many sexual assault survivors unaware free legal help is available

Eva Guzman
Austin American-Statesman
March 29, 2017
With continued financial support from the Texas Legislature, a community of legal advocates across the state will remain available to assist sexual assault survivors with the challenges that lie ahead.

News Story

Texas bills target ‘wraparound’ mortgage lending practices

Bob Sechler
Austin American-Statesman
March 13, 2017
Answering advertisements is one way buyers come in contact with unscrupulous lenders who specialize in a practice known as “predatory wraparound mortgages”.

News Story

Fair to benefit undocumented immigrant survivors of domestic abuse

Lucia Benavides
Austin American-Statesman
October 1, 2016
Victims of domestic violence can have a hard time walking away from their abuser. For those who are undocumented, that challenge can be exacerbated by fears of revealing their immigration status.

News Story , Video

22 years later, East Austin woman can call house her home

Eric Dexheimer
Austin American-Statesman
November 30, 2015
After 22 years and broken promise by city, East Austin woman can finally call house her home.


More State Money is Needed to Provide Legal Representation for Poor

Editorial Board of Austin American-Statesman
Austin American-Statesman
March 30, 2015
The editorial board of the Austin American-Statesman urges the state legislature to increase funding for civil legal services in Texas.

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