Legal Aid News
Schedule your North Texas Giving Day gift early onlineYes

This year, you can schedule your North Texas Giving Day gift early online:  https://northtexasgivingday.org/npo/legal-aid-of-northwest-texas 

With your help, we will continue providing free, high-quality legal aid and equal access to justice to low-income Texans.  Any gift you make will be matched by campaign bonus funds.


​More than 4,000 low-income families will have the opportunity to receive free civil legal counsel after lawyers in Dallas raised more than $1 million.

Fort Worth WeeklyYes

​The Supreme Court sees how important [court] access is to all people in Texas,” Stutz said. “Frankly, the Texas Supreme Court has been outstanding in making it an important priority that there is access to everyone. It’s important that our most vulnerable people are able to get to the court to protect their rights.”

Fort Worth Star-TelegramYes

​In a 2-1 opinion, the court said Cleveland did not have the authority to issue a ruling because the fees had to be challenged in the courts that handled the divorces. Tom Stutz, director of litigation for Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, said the Supreme Court has set an example for the rest of the country on making access to the courts for low-income people an important priority.
“This case will go to the trial court, but it is a pretty definite statement to Mr. Wilder that it is an improper, unlawful policy,” Stutz said.

Dallas Morning NewsYes

​LANWT CEO Joel Winful says that, rather than an aversion to technology, cost is an important reason for legal nonprofits to move slowly into high-tech as a solution for increasing service delivery to clients.

Dallas WeeklyYes

​This year the lawyers of Dallas raised more than $1 million to help provide pro bono legal services to the poor.


​State Sen. Charles Perry helped Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas recognize two judges and seven attorneys at its 2015 Equal Justice Volunteer Program Awards Ceremony in Plainview

Amarillo Globe-NewsYes

​Legal issues that could arise in the days and weeks after a flood or tornado are housing-related matters, including lease questions or insurance matters, and how to recover lost or damaged essential documents, according to information from the Texas nonprofit.

Lubbock Avalanche-JournalYes

​Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas is available to help South Plains residents with legal issues stemming from recent storms. Thursday’s storms dumped more than 3 inches of rain on Lubbock and the surrounding area, flooding homes and businesses.


​“We are pleased to recognize such a distinguished group of recipients,” said Joel Winful, CEO of Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas. “Each has played a vital role in the delivery of legal and other services to low-income women and their children.”

Dallas Morning NewsYes

​“The growth of our EAJ Campaign totals has been phenomenal,” said Brad Weber, 2015 DBA president. “In 2009, we raised about $544,000. This year we topped $1.1 million — a 102 percent gain over six years.”