Community Service Projects

The Tarrant County Bar Foundation is the charitable arm as a 501(3)(c) organization. It is directly connected to the Tarrant County Bar Association, with the same staff assistance, and the Association is the facilitator of the community-service projects offered each year. There are opportunities to volunteer for each program or project, or as a sponsor of the event. Contact the TCBA office at 817.338.4092 to request specific information about each.


Annual Projects


Bears & Friends

Bears & Friends

Bears & Friends is an annual collection of stuffed animals usually during the Holiday Party. These donations are delivered to the Tarrant County Family Law and Juvenile courts to give to children who are there for various court needs.

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

This annual community-service project is usually held each spring. In conjunction with the Carter BloodCare, members are asked to come to the Bar Center to donate a unit of blood. Each year there is a “Gallon Club Challenge” issued to the law firm or government department with the most members attending. Winners of the 2018 blood drive were:

  • Large Firm: Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP
  • Mid-Size Firm: City of Fort Worth City Attorney’s Office
  • Small Firm: Lacy Malone Steppick Ryder & Menefee, PLLC
  • Large Organization: Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association
  • Small Organization: Tarrant County Jury Services
Tarrant Area Food Bank

Tarrant Area Food Bank

The Tarrant Area Food Bank is always in need of donations, either in food or in money. The Bar Association facilitates an annual Food Drive, which raises money for the Tarrant Area Food Bank.

National Adoption Day

National Adoption Day

National Adoption Day is held each year, in November, in collaboration with the Family Law Courts of Tarrant County. The committee solicits volunteers to oversee the event.

People's Law School

People’s Law School

This event is planned by the Bar Association Committee and held at Texas A&M School of Law on a Saturday, usually in the spring. A curriculum of four-classes on different topics are offered each hour for a total of a 3-hour session. These topics are based in the needs of the general public to educate the public on the general principles of that field of law.

Elder Law Handbook

This Handbook is offered free of charge to the public. It gives valuable information to elder’s about their rights and expectations. The Handbook is mailed to the individual requesting one, or is furnished by the box to area nursing homes and other senior care programs.


LegalLine is a bi-monthly, free legal-consultation service to the public on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, from 6 to 8 p.m. Member attorneys volunteer to answer 8 incoming-phone lines to answer questions, give legal advice, or give resource information to the public. The Foundation furnishes a light dinner to the volunteers.

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