Community Service | The Barrows Firm, PC
Giving back to the community is important to The Barrows Firm. We are committed to a number of Community Service causes but are especially passionate about programs that help foster children, troubled youth, the elderly and veterans.
National Adoption Day
National Adoption Day is a collective community service effort to raise awareness about the more than 100,000 foster children who are waiting to find permanent, loving families. A coalition of national partners – Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, Alliance for Children’s Rights and Children’s Action Network – sponsor national Adoption Day.
The Barrows Firm has been involved in this special community service event from the firm’s inception. Attorney Leslie Barrows has served as chair and co-chair of the Tarrant County committee for National Adoption Day.
I really feel like National Adoption Day is one of those rare occasions when we, as lawyers, can go down to the family law courthouse and provide the most wonderful service to these families. Bringing adoptive parents and foster children together and into permanent homes is awesome. All of the members of my firm participate in this special event. We actually shut down the office for the morning on National Adoption Day.
For more information about National Adoption Day, please visit their website at: http://www.nationaladoptionday.org
Meals On Wheels of Tarrant County
Meals On Wheels of Tarrant County is a non-profit charitable organization that started in 1973 as a collaboration between 11 faith-based organizations in downtown Fort Worth to bring food to the elderly in the central city area. The organization now serves all of Tarrant County.
The Meals On Wheels community service program provides home-delivered meals, professional case management, and other needed items or services to elderly or disabled home-bound residents. They respond to numerous community needs, including malnutrition, food insecurity, social isolation, poor mental and physical health. Most clients have aged in place, living in the same home for many years. Their home is where they feel safe and comfortable. Many were self-sufficient and productive their entire life. Now, they can no longer remain at home without help.
Leslie has been an active volunteer for Meals On Wheels since 2007. She participates in the Tarrant County and Northeast Tarrant County community service programs.
For more information about Meals On Wheels of Tarrant County, please visit their website at: http://www.mealsonwheels.org
Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans
Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans (TLTV) is a community service program organized by the Tarrant County Bar Foundation, a nonprofit organization. TLTV encourages and recruits Tarrant County attorneys to provide free legal services for veterans and spouses of deceased veterans with legal issues in Tarrant County.
The Tarrant County chapter of TLTV organizes legal clinics to coordinate with volunteer attorneys who provide consultation and legal counseling in family, consumer/finance, probate, estate planning, bankruptcy, landlord/tenant, criminal and other legal matters. The program does not provide assistance regarding veterans’ benefits. The Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans program has served over 1,500 Tarrant County veterans since its inception in the fall of 2010. More than 400 attorneys have donated over 10,000 hours of pro bono work. Non-attorney volunteers, paralegals and law student volunteers also participate in the process.
The attorneys of The Barrows Firm are active participants in the Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans program and are proud to volunteer their time, effort and energy to provide legal assistance to veterans of Tarrant County.
For more information about Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans, please visit their website at: http://www.txltxv.org
Metroport Teen Court
The Metroport Teen Court program is a voluntary program, funded by the cities of Colleyville, Grapevine, Keller and Southlake, which gives teens in middle school or high school the opportunity to keep Class C Misdemeanors off of their permanent record. Teens will go through a trial before a jury of their peers and will be sentenced to community service. Teen Court sessions are held on Tuesday evenings at Southlake police headquarters.
Leslie has been a Metroport Teen Court Judge since 2009 and received the Metroport Teen Court Judge of the Year Award in 2013.
For more information about the Metroport Teen Court program, please visit their website at: http://cityofsouthlake.com/