Lend-A-Lawyer tackles Katrina overload

From Texas comes word of an innovative program to help meet the mounting legal needs of low-income victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: Lend-A-Lawyer, organized by Texas Appleseed and the Texas Equal Access to Justice Foundation and supported by the law firm of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, which will underwrite a year-long fellowship position to support the program. The program will recruit the state’s major law firms to lend associates on a rotating basis to staff legal aid offices, hot lines and legal referral services.