In February 1999, Central Dallas Ministries established a public interest law firm and practice to serve under-represented inner city residents in our local courts.
The founding partners of our little firm were John Greenan and Ken Koonce. Both came to CDM from large, downtown firms. Both came seeking an avenue to serve people by using their highly accomplished legal skills. Much has changed since the beginning. John now leads the Central Dallas Community Development Corporation, the housing development arm of CDM. Ken serves as the L. A. W. Center Director.
The Legal Action Works (L. A. W.) Center handles over 200 cases annually while providing counsel to hundreds of others who seek the assistance and advice of our four full-time and two part-time staff attorneys. The center also engages the services of a number of volunteer lawyers.
The primary focus of our practice is family law, though our lawyers provide a wide variety of other legal services and representation including simple probate services, disability claims, consumer issues and housing matters.
Our typical client is a mother in need of protection for herself and her children.
Click on the link below that will lead you to a documentary video dealing with the work of CDM's L.A.W. Center. You will meet five families whose lives have been touched and changed by the important work of our dedicated attorneys.
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Thanks to Malone Media for their work on this video!
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