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Poverty fighting organization CitySquare has received a $20, 000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation in support of CitySquare Legal Action Works (LAW). LAW provides legal services to low-income families who cannot otherwise afford legal representation to handle family crises.

 

CitySquare's LAW program fights poverty by helping low-income families in Dallas resolve legal issues and disputes. During the past year, CitySquare LAW lawyers secured nearly $2 million in child support for families in Dallas. Resolving legal issues increases the level of safety, security and stability for individuals and their families as they work toward lifting themselves out of poverty. The protective orders, custody agreements, and child support payments won by CitySquare LAW keep low-income families from being financially devastated by divorce and other family law situations. Fees are based on a sliding scale for those who do not make enough to pay for traditional legal services.

 

“We are honored that the Texas Bar Foundation recognizes the value of the work we do and has joined us in helping ensure that low income Texans get the representation they need in such important matters,” says Attorney Ken Koonce, Director of Legal Action Works at CitySquare.

 

Supported by members of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Bar Foundation is the nation’s largest charitably-funded bar foundation. Since its inception in 1965, the Texas Bar Foundation has awarded more than $20 million in grants to law-related programs.

 

For more information on CitySquare and its mission to fight poverty, go to http://www.CitySquare.org

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