This is the Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS) page of the Architectural Barriers program managed by the Department of Licensing and Regulation. The ADA recognizes and protects the civil rights of people with disabilities and is modeled on previous historic laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race and gender. To ensure that buildings and facilities are accessible and usable for people with disabilities, the ADA establishes accessibility requirements for state and local government facilities under Title II and for places of public accommodation and commercial facilities under Title III. The law requires the Board to issue minimum guidelines to help the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) establish accessibility standards under these titles.
These rules must be consistent with the Board's guidelines. Businesses must provide people with disabilities with equal opportunities to access the goods or services they offer. The ADA also has specific requirements for businesses that are open to the public. The Reds are committed to providing all guests with a comfortable and enjoyable stadium experience, including guests with disabilities.
The Great American Ball Park is a fully accessible baseball stadium for all guests. As a staff-led professional effort, the Pro Bono Program maintains working relationships with a variety of legal services and community organizations in Texas and the country. These organizations include American Gateways, Beacon Law, the Dallas Volunteer Lawyer Program, Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services, the San Antonio Legal Services Association, the Texas Legal Services Center, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, and other organizations. Through these relationships, the Pro Bono Program identifies potential opportunities to support students as volunteers.
From there, the Pro Bono Program promotes these opportunities among students, facilitating enrollment, training, onboarding and ongoing support for both students and host organizations. With the start of the Law School's fully online evening program, the Pro Bono Program will increase a robust set of online offerings as a permanent feature of our Pro Bono Program. The Pro Bono program will comply with the ABA 303 (b) standard (and “provide substantial opportunities for student participation in free legal services for our online cohort as well as for our on-campus cohort. For more information on pro bono activities and for information on careers in public interest law, contact the director of pro bono programs, Stephanie Harlien.
The Veterans Event was developed to address the numerous legal needs of our veterans. Attorneys are available in all practice areas to answer general questions, prepare documents, and provide other legal information services to pre-screened veteran clients. The event is held at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial, VA Hospital and volunteer law students follow attorneys as they advise veterans on legal issues presented.
This event is offered approximately once a month. This event focuses on drafting wills and ancillary documents. Attending customers have been prequalified based on income levels. Volunteer law students will help with the drafting of documents or accompany the lawyer while preparing them.
Volunteer law students will also serve as witnesses to the execution of the will. This event is offered once a quarter. The People's Law School is an annual event, co-sponsored by St. Mary's University School of Law and the San Antonio Lawyers Foundation, which invite the San Antonio community to the law school to attend seminars led by attorneys from various practice areas.
Volunteer law students help welcome participants and organize the event. In addition, volunteer law students will have the opportunity to attend seminars and assist attorneys with their presentations. This event occurs once a year in the spring semester and is held in-person or virtually. Mary's needs volunteers to help with the identity recovery project at Haven for Hope, San Antonio's largest provider of homeless services.
Getting an ID is particularly important for people who are homeless, as some type of photo ID is required for employment, housing, and more. Volunteers work with student attorneys and supervisory attorneys in their office located in the Haven for Hope yard on Friday afternoons. After the training, volunteers conduct interviews with clients to help them acquire the documents necessary to obtain valid identification. For more information about volunteering, contact the director of pro bono programs, Stephanie Harlien.
Mary's needs volunteers to help with tax return preparation. Through this program, the University harnesses its strengths and talents to make a substantial and positive impact on the surrounding community. Mary's VITA site is jointly overseen by the School of Law and the Greehey School of Business. Our VITA site has been recognized by the U.
S Bar Association for its “faithful and professional execution of public service” by providing tax preparation assistance to low-income and underserved communities. The St Mary's VITA site works starting at 9 a.m., Saturdays from late January to mid-April, and training begins in early January if you are interested in volunteering or if you want to learn more visit VITA J D page Students must complete 30 hours of community service during law school This requirement does not apply to M Jur Full-time students must record at least 10 hours of service within 12 months of enrollment Part-time students must record at least 10 hours of service within 18 months of enrollment Full-time students must record at least 20 hours of service within 24 months of enrollment Part-time students must record at least 20 hours of service within 30 months of enrollment No more than 15 hours of required hours may be general community service hours This schedule can be done with any public or non-profit entity The volunteer may not be paid or receive credit for work done General community service hours must be outside student's family responsibilities At least 15 hours must be law school approved or law related hours Schedules approved by law school are defined as services provided by law students without compensation or credit provided under supervision attorney nonprofit organizations primarily address needs individuals families limited financial resources public agencies involved legal.