State Bar of Texas –www.texasbar.com
See Melanie D. Bragg’s profile on the State Bar of Texas website, click here.
HoustonVolunteer Lawyers Program
HVLP helps low-income citizens that other programs often cannot serve, such as those who may not meet the financial criteria of other legal assistance programs or non-US citizens. This is what makes HVLP unique. HVLP’s commitment to helping those in need strongly reinforces how deeply the legal profession cares about the Houston community.
HoustonBar Association – www.hba.org
The Houston Bar Association’s 11,800+ member attorneys have a continued commitment to serving the legal profession and the community. Established in 1870, the Association’s purpose was to maintain high standards in the legal profession and provide legal education for Harris County attorneys. Today, the HBA, the fifth largest metropolitan bar association in the nation, still adheres to those basic principles, but has expanded its goals to include public service and better access to legal services for all citizens in the Greater Houston area. Continuing Legal Education and professional development programs for attorneys are second to none. HBA members contribute nearly 40,000 volunteer hours to community service projects each year. The HBA is a non-profit organization supported solely by member dues. In 1982, the HBA established the Houston Bar Foundation, a charitable vehicle through which many of the HBA’s community service projects are funded.
Children At Risk – www.childrenatrisk.org
Melanie serves on the Children at Risk Law & Public Policy Board. CHILDREN AT RISK is a non-profit organization that improves the quality of life of Greater Houston’s children through strategic research, public policy analysis, education, collaboration and advocacy.