McGuireWoods is featured in a Nov. 10 Texas Lawyer story about firms that donated work space to the staff of Lone Star Legal Aid, which had its downtown Houston headquarters severely damaged by an explosion and fire during Hurricane Harvey.
Two dozen employees of LSLA’s Equitable Development Initiative units are working in McGuireWoods’ conference space on the 75th floor of the JPMorgan Chase Tower in Houston, their temporary home since mid-September. As the Texas Lawyer story explained, associate Siobhan Ray was volunteering at a disaster recovery center after the hurricane when she learned about the fire at LSLA’s headquarters. The firm moved quickly to provide office space for the organization.
The donation is just one of many ways that McGuireWoods lawyers and staff reached out to help the Houston community in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. As Houston office managing partner Jay Hughes told Texas Lawyer: “We are all looking for ways to help. The easiest way for us to help the most people is to help these people go back to doing their jobs.”
Repairs and restoration of LSLA’s Houston headquarters will take about six months and cost between $2 million and $3 million, Texas Lawyer reported. LSLA is the nation’s fourth-largest legal aid provider, serving 72 counties in the Eastern and Gulf Coast regions of Texas and four counties in Southwest Arkansas.