Local Attorney Appointed to TYLA Committee

West Texas Hispanic News. April 4, 1990

Lubbock attorney Stephen C.  McIntyre was recently appointed by the Texas Young Lawyer’s Association to its Legal Services to Low Income Texans Committee. The committee was established to assist in insuring that poor residents of Texas receive legal representation in civil courts. Because of the continuing increase in poverty and the limited amount of money to the legal aid programs around the state, poor people are desperate for legal representation. “I am looking forward to serving on this committee,” said McIntyre. “I worked for legal aid for almost 13 years and I believe the desperate need for legal services increased over the years. That increased need coupled with the new regulations from the Legal Services Corporation that restrict the legal representation of poor clients and increase the amount of paper work is going to require members of the private bar to either lobby Congress on behalf of legal aid or commit themselves to handling more pro bono cases,” said McIntyre.

McIntyre is a partner in the Lubbock Law Firm of Mercado & McIntyre.