Volunteer Spotlight


Liliana Leon Fores,

The Law Office of Liliana Leon Fores, PLLC

Ms. Margarita Hernandez is a 59-year-old widow who came to the VLS-Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid legal advice clinic at Webb Middle School seeking information on estate planning and other advance directives.

Once her case was ready for referral, Ms. Hernandez waited patiently for over a month before a willing attorney volunteer was found to help her. Wills are usually easier to place, but due to the fact that Ms. Hernandez spoke only Spanish, her wait time was 2-3 times longer than our English-speaking applicants.

Ms. Hernandez with attorney Liliana Leon Flores.

Fortunately, Liliana Leon Fores stepped up to assist Ms. Hernandez prepare and execute her last will and testament.

Although she is a newly licensed attorney, Ms. Leon Fores is a seasoned VLS volunteer. In the past, she has assisted VLS with custodial rights cases, divorces involving domestic violence, attorney ad litem services, and wills and estate planning. Additionally, Ms. Leon Fores has her own private practice, the Law Office of Liliana Leon Fores, PLLC. She is a graduate of Thomas M. Cooley Law School and became licensed in Texas in 2015.

We thank Ms. Leon Fores for her dedication to helping out the Central Texas community!


 

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