Chief Justice Nathan Hecht appoints Justice Eva Guzman as new Supreme Court of Texas liaison to Texas Access to Justice Commission
Attorneys for Lone Star Legal Aid reached an Agreed Settlement with Harris Health System that will significantly alter how the Harris Health System bills and collects co-payments from the poorest of its patients. The underlying lawsuit, Rideaux v. Lopez, alleged that Harris Health System repeatedly denied medical treatment to low-income, eligible residents who were unable to make co-payments and wrongly induced other patients to make co-payments that are required to be voluntary in violation of Texas Health & Safety Code 61.005.
For more details on this success, please see the following press release.
Announcing TEXAS COURT HELP
The website, www.TexasCourtHelp.org, contains videos and other information about topics such as how to find and work with a lawyer, what court staff can and cannot do to help, where to find forms, getting ready to go to court, how to act in court, protective orders, and mediation. It was developed by a partnership including Lone Star, OCA, Texas Legal Services Center, and the Access to Justice Commission and funded by a grant from the Legal Services Corporation.