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Special to The Dallas Examiner | 6/8/2015, 3:41 a.m.
The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program will hold 10 free Legal Clinics for Dallas County residents who meet certain financial guidelines, ...

Special to The Dallas Examiner


The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program will hold 10 free Legal Clinics for Dallas County residents who meet certain financial guidelines, to offer legal advice and consultation in civil matters. The program is a joint initiative of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of Northwest Texas. Applicants are asked to bring proof of income, identification, legal papers and other documents with them to the clinic.

Clinics will be held from Tuesday to June 18 and will begin at 5 p.m., with the exception of the Veteran’s Clinic, which will begin at 2 p.m. at the following locations:

• Tuesday and June 23 at Martin Luther King Jr. Center, located at 2922 MLK Blvd.

• Thursday and June 18 at Grace United Methodist Church, located at 4105 Junius St.

• Friday at Veterans Resource Center (for veterans and their families only) located at 2701 Reagan St.

• June 11 and 25 at West Dallas Multipurpose Center, located at 2828 Fish Trap Road.

• June 17 at Friendship West Baptist Church, located at 2020 W. Wheatland Road.

• June 18 at Salvation Army, located at 451 W. Ave. D in Garland.

For more information, visit http://www.dallasbar.org/dvap.


Small business owners in the Dallas/Fort Worth area who want to learn more about managing and expanding their businesses are invited to apply for the Goldman-Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. This program is a $500 million investment that was created to help entrepreneurs generate jobs and economic opportunity by providing them with greater access to education, financial capital and business-support services. The 100-hour program is taught in 11 sessions and involves three key components: business and management education, access to capital and business services. The program came to the Metroplex in May 2014, which allowed DCCCD to deliver courses for the initiative through the Bill J. Priest Institute for Economic Development at El Centro College. Registration for the next program class will close on Monday. To apply, visit http://www.dcccd.edu/10ksb. For more information, call 214-860-5798, or contact Cristin Thomas at cjthomas@dcccd.edu or email 10ksb@dcccd.edu.


The ninth annual Urban Photographer of the Year competition was launched by CBRE, on May 28. The global competition is free to enter and open to both professional and amateur photographers, in three age categories for ages 13 and up. Each entrant may submit up to 24 images; one to represent each hour of the day. This year, the contest – themed “Cities at Work” – challenges photographers to capture what urban means to them in a global landscape. Not only will the overall winner receive a photography trip of a lifetime, but there are also regional and hourly winners. CBRE’s EMEA charity partner, Plan International, is a global children’s development charity and will be involved in the competition for the second year. For every entry, CBRE will make a donation to Plan International.

The overall global winner of the competition will be able to choose a luxury photo safari from a range of exotic locations. Prizes will also be awarded to regional winners in Europe, Asia and the Americas, and for the 24 standout images representing each hour of the day.

The deadline to enter is June 31 at 5:59 p.m. CST/11:59 British Summer Time. Sponsor’s computer is the official clock for this contest. To enter, visit http://www.cbreupoty.com. For more information, email uphotography@cre.com or visit the website.


Richland College showed its green pride during RecycleMania – an annual competition for colleges’ and universities’ recycling programs. It placed first in the state of Texas and fifth overall in the national competition. Historically, the college has placed in the top 10 in the overall competition since 2012 and has been the Texas Grand Champion every year since 2010, with the exception of 2013.

Each spring, colleges and universities across the U.S. report the amount of recycling and trash collected for a period of eight weeks to RecycleMania. Once collected it will be ranked in various categories based on who recycles the most on a per capita basis, which schools have the best recycling rate as a percentage of total waste, and which schools generate the least amount of combined trash and recycling. The event was created to motivate students, faculty and staff to increase recycling efforts and reduce waste generation. For more information on the event, visit http://www.recyclemaniacs.org.