Asset Preservation and Estate Planning Clinic with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)

Students will interview low-income residents of the Rio Grande Valley by videoconference across two clinic appointments. During the first appointment, students will guide clients in drafting holographic wills, will draft deeds designed to transfer property outside of probate court, and will help families obtain reductions in their property taxes where applicable. During the second appointment, students will draft documents designed to navigate medical and financial decisions in the event of serious illness and incapacity.

Organization

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid

TRLA provides free civil legal services to low-income residents in 68 Southwest Texas counties, and represents migrant and seasonal farm workers throughout the state and in six other southern states. TRLA also operates public defender programs that serve 10 Texas counties, representing low-income people accused of felonies, misdemeanors, and juvenile crimes in state court. TRLA is the third largest legal services provider in the nation and the largest in the state of Texas. TRLA serves approximately 23,000 clients each year. TRLA is hosting the Asset Preservation and Estate Planning Clinic in partnership with the Mithoff Program.

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