Lone Star Legal Aid Honors Attorney Ryan J. Dove For Upholding Justice In The Southern District

Attorney Receives Accolades for Pro Bono Bankruptcy Case Handling

In commemoration of National Pro Bono Week (October 22-28), Lone Star Legal Aid honors Ryan J. Dove with the 2017 Conroe Branch Office Most Pro Bono Bankruptcy Cases Handled Award for his work within the Southern District.

Lone Star Legal Aid Pro Bono awards recognize attorneys, law firms and community partners who donate their time and legal expertise to ensure that all East Texas residents have equal access to the courts. Mr. Dove will be formally recognized on November 1, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. in the Courtroom of the Honorable Jeff Bohm, United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas at the Bob Casey Federal Courthouse at 515 Rusk Street, Houston, Texas.

2017 Most Pro Bono Bankruptcy Cases Handled Award (Southern District of Texas)

Ryan J. Dove

Founder of the Dove Law Firm, Ryan Dove has practiced law in Texas since his admission to the Bar in 2008. He concentrates his practice on Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcies. Dove has a long standing social commitment to provide access to justice through providing pro bono services and has selflessly donated his time and expertise with Lone Star Legal Aid’s Pro Bono Program for the past seven years to provide legal help to low-income individuals who are unable to pay for an attorney. Dove not only assists pro bono clients with Chapter 7’s but has also taught a Nuts and Bolts Bankruptcy class in the past to Lone Star Legal Aid volunteers. He is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and the Houston Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, as well as the State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Section. In 2015 he was the recipient of the Leader Newspapers Reader’s Choice Award and the AVVO.com Client’s Choice Award. Lone Star Legal Aid salutes his deep personal commitment to pro bono service and his legacy to helping to protect some of East Texas’ most vulnerable residents.

About Lone Star Legal Aid

Lone Star Legal Aid (www.LoneStarLegal.org ) is the fourth largest provider of free legal aid in the United States. Lone Star Legal Aid has offices in thirteen cities across Southeast and East Texas and serves a 60,000 square-mile swath of Texas from Lampassas to the Louisiana state line, from Matagorda Bay to Texarkana. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Lone Star Legal Aid has a staff of attorneys dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil legal rights of low-income Texans by providing advocacy, legal representation and community education to ensure equal access to justice. Through a host of mechanisms, Lone Star Legal Aid partners with private practitioners willing to represent clients for free who LSLA has pre-screened for income eligibility and legal appropriateness.

About the National Pro Bono Celebration

The week of October 22-28 has been designated as the “National Pro Bono Celebration” by the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Pubic Service. The goal is to showcase the remarkable difference that pro bono lawyers make to our nation, to our system of justice, to our communities and, most of all, to the clients they serve. For more information, see www.celebrateprobono.org.

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