LOCKE LIDDELL & SAPP LLP
ATTORNEYS & COUNSELORS
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LOCKE LIDDELL & SAPP AUSTIN OFFICE HONORED
FOR PRO BONO WORK
May 1, 2007 – At its annual Law Day luncheon today in Austin, the Volunteer Legal Services of Central
Texas awarded Locke Liddell & Sapp the Joseph H. Hart Award in recognition of the law firm’s
exemplary pro bono work and financial support for pro bono program. The award is bestowed annually
upon a law firm that has demonstrated integrity and dedication by providing legal services to the poor.
“We are proud of the attorneys and staff in Austin for receiving this award, and feel very strongly that our
Firm has a professional and ethical responsibility to provide the highest quality legal services possible for
those who cannot afford it themselves,” said Managing Partner Jerry Clements.
Locke Liddell has long been an active community partner in Austin, and through its attorneys firm wide
has provided pro bono legal service in many areas including, but not limited to, family law, residential
landlord/tenant law, consumer fraud, bankruptcy, wills and estates, real estate, civil rights, human rights
and federal criminal cases. The Firm’s commitment includes the volunteer efforts of its individual
attorneys as well as significant financial support on an individual attorney and firm-wide basis.
Locke Liddell attorneys in Austin have been a mainstay in staffing Volunteer Legal Services’ family law
clinic for more than a decade. Additionally, the Firm’s Austin attorneys have participated in a unique pro
bono program, representing the State on appeals of parental termination cases. The Firm’s attorneys also
staff a monthly housing crisis center to provide advice to the poor, elderly, immigrants and other
underprivileged persons so they can find and maintain dignified and appropriate housing and volunteer at
legal clinics throughout the year to counsel clients about a wide ranger of issues.
Established in 1891, Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP is recognized as one of the leading law firms in Texas
and throughout the nation. A full service law firm with offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, New Orleans
and Washington, D.C., Locke Liddell & Sapp has approximately 400 lawyers who represent a broad
range of businesses and individual clients having extensive domestic and foreign business interests.
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