New Nonprofit Firm the First Founded by Baby Lawyers

Two recent law graduates in Houston have joined a national trend by launching a new nonprofit law firm to serve low- and middle-income clients.

News Story (Texas)

Angela Morris
Texas Lawyer
April 2, 2018

Tags: Low Bono, Sliding Scale

Organizations mentioned/involved: Access Justice Houston, DiFilippo Holistic Law Center (Austin), Legal Access Texas, Greater Waco Legal Services (TX)


Access Justice Houston, founded by 2017 University of Houston Law Center graduates MacKenzie Dunham and Doug Evans, has become the fourth Texas-based nonprofit firm—along with DiFilippo Holistic Law Center in Austin, Legal Access Texas in Dallas, and Greater Waco Legal Services in Waco—that are targeting modest-means clients in an effort to close the justice gap. The other Texas-based nonprofit firms were launched by veteran lawyers; Dunham and Evans are the first recent law graduates to take the plunge.