2020 Archive

Una introducción a los gravamenes del mecánico

Este seminario web, presentado en (EGBI) de Austin el 1 de diciembre de 2020, presenta información general sobre los gravamenes del mecánico. El gravamen del mecánico es gravamen que ortoga al subcontratistas que no ha recibido pago por su trabajo. Esta información está dirigida a los subcontratistas que trabajan en el sector de la construcción. […]

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An Introduction to Mechanic’s Liens for Subcontractors

This webinar, presented at the Economic Growth Business Incubator (EGBI) of Austin on December 1, 2020, presents an overview of Mechanic’s Liens. A mechanic’s lien is a powerful tool that can help subcontractors receive payment for work they have performed. The presentation is directed to subcontractors working in the construction sector. For a Spanish version […]

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Rights of Transgender Persons in Texas

The Human Rights Clinic collaborated with the Austin Community Law Center and Trans Pride Initiative to address the harms that transgender incarcerated people face within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.  Texas Family Code 45.103 restricts the ability of incarcerated persons from changing their name. The Clinic sent surveys to 300+ transgender incarcerated persons to […]

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Research Summary to the Texas Legislature on Elderly Prisoners and Medical Costs

September 30, 2020 – Students in the Civil Rights Clinic along with Helen Gaebler, Senior Research Attorney with the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law, sent a letter to a subcommittee of the Texas House of Representatives. The letter, provided in response to a request for information, summarized research and data showing that […]

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‘A rudderless ship’

‘A rudderless ship’ With little oversight, the San Antonio Housing Trust has offered $39 million in tax breaks for affordable housing. But rents are too high for most low-income residents.

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