“Texas Appleseed Celebrates 20th Anniversary”
A legal organization that has spurred big changes in Texas through lobbying and litigation is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
Founded in 1996, Texas Appleseed works to find justice and solutions to social and economic problems for underrepresented Texans, such as children, disabled people and low-income families. By galvanizing pro bono efforts of major Texas law firms, the nonprofit works toward change by lobbying the state, city and counties for new laws, and by using targeted litigation to force change.
Texas Appleseed was an offshoot of the Appleseed Foundation, a creation by the Harvard Law School class of 1958, said founding board member Greg Huffman, of counsel in Thompson & Knight in Dallas. The group was formed to organize the private bar to work for the public interest, he said.