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HCBFLetterheadblue1The Hidalgo County Bar Foundation
, founded in 2003, is the charitable and public service arm of the Hidalgo County Bar Association.

It is the conduit by which our members support our community through various educational and public service programs.

Through the HCBF, HCBA members serve the community by volunteering in our many educational and community outreach programs.  Some of these programs include:
  • The three-time award winning A Su Lado "Call a Lawyer" Phone Bank
  • Celebrate Freedom Week, an educational program directed at high-school aged students
  • The annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, held in November;
  • The annual Holiday Toy Drive, held in December;
  • Our annual Mock Trial Competitions, held in February in conjunction with Region One Education Service Center;
  • The Heart Gallery of Hidalgo County held annually to promote awareness, understanding, and adoption of foster care children
  • The Justice is Served Dinner held each spring to benefit local charities,  
  • The annual HCBF Golf Tournament
  • The Law Day Scholarship Contests and Law Day Gala, held in May of each year.

The HCBF also works with the HCBA Estate Planning and Probate Law Section to conduct Wills for Heroes Clinics in which HCBA members prepare wills and powers of attorney, free of charge, to retired veterans and emergency first responders (fire fighters and law enforcement).

The HCBF also works in affiliation Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, Inc.; our local courts; and other local bar associations to provide a Community Justice Program (CJP) to low income residents in the Rio Grande Valley who would otherwise not have access to the courts.

The HCBF Scholarship Endowment Fund provides scholarships to Hidalgo County college seniors who have applied and/or have been accepted to law school. 

Last, but not least, the HCBF Public Service Fund provides grant monies to school groups and charitable organizations in need of financial assistance.


To learn more about our education programs and public service projects, please click on the program and/or project identified herein.

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