Fort Worth Paralegal Association

TVAS PRO BONO SERVICES

VOLUNTEER!

If you are interested in volunteering for any of the listed opportunities, please contact Julie Sherman / Monty Mayes at FWPA-TVAS@fwpa.org

VOLUNTEER

OPPORTUNITIES

UNCONTESTED DIVORCE CLINIC

The next Uncontested Divorce Clinic is 4/7/22.  We are signing up volunteers now, to help prepare the documents for this clinic.

GATEHOUSE WILLS CLINIC

The Gatehouse Wills clinics will be in June and October.  If you would like to help with the execution of the estate planning documents, please let me know. 

HEROES WILLS CLINIC

The Heroes Wills clinics will be in May and November.  If you would like to help with the execution of the estate planning documents, please let me know.

EVICTION CASES

TVAS is handling eviction cases as needed.   If you would like to volunteer to help an TVAS attorney prepare the paperwork, please let me know.

TRUE WORTH PLACE

If you would like to sign up to do intake at True Worth Place, please let me know.  TVAS is covers intake on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  The training CLE is now available.  You may volunteer for 1 to 4 hours.

ABOUT TVAS

 For those of you who do not know, Tarrant Volunteer Attorney Services’ “TVAS” mission is to encourage and recognize pro bono services performed by Tarrant County attorneys and to connect Tarrant County attorneys with the Tarrant County indigent community who could not otherwise afford representation.  From TVAS’ inception in 2012, FWPA has partnered with TVAS to support its pro bono efforts in Tarrant County. Additionally, the FWPA Pro Bono Chair sits on the TVAS committee. In 2018, the Tarrant County Bar / Tarrant County Bar Foundation allowed TVAS to change the structure of its co-chairs.  Since 2018, the TVAS Committee Co-Chairs are one attorney and one paralegal.

FWPA continues to play an important part in making the TVAS mission a reality. With FWPA’s support of Tarrant County Attorneys, TVAS is able to provide a larger number of Tarrant County Citizens with access to Justice. 

Each year, FWPA bequeaths the honor of Pro Bono Volunteer of the year award to a deserving FWPA member.

Additionally, all pro bono volunteers are recognized at the FWPA Annual Holiday Luncheon. Please join FWPA in helping give back to our committee.  Contact Julie Sherman, TBLS-BCP or Monty Mayes, TBLS-BCP, , TVAS Co-Chairs.

  For more information, also see:  https://www.tarrantbar.org/?pg=Tarrant-County-Volunteer-Attorney-Services.

Susy Johnson, TBLS-BCP

2021 Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year

Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year

Each year, FWPA bequeaths the honor of Pro Bono Volunteer of the year award to a deserving FWPA member at the Annual Holiday Luncheon in December. 

2017   Katrina Lea

2018   Doris Jackson

2019   Monty Mayes

2020   Susan Davis, TBLS-BCP

2021   Susy Johnson, TBLS-BCP
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