“Classic Town. Broad Horizon.” The aptly-chosen motto of the City of Sherman, TX perfectly describes the county seat/administrative center of Grayson County, Texas. Sherman is located in the Texoma region of North Texas, 75 miles north of Dallas, and boasts a population of 38,521, based on the latest (2010) Census.
The city has a booming food processing industry and is also a known destination for nature lovers who enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, and sailing.
In 2017, there were four employment-related lawsuits filed against the City of Sherman, all of which were based on charges of discrimination.
In order to avoid going to court with three of its former employees and one current employee, the city settled the case by paying approximately $900,000, with $400,000 from the city’s general fund. The rest was covered by the city’s insurance company. The employees’ attorneys also received a sizeable amount from each settlement.
If you or your loved ones are facing charges and are in need of legal aid, it’s important to be aware of the options and resources available to you in Sherman.
As the administrative center of Grayson County, TX, residents of Sherman have quick access to the Grayson County Law Library. It has numerous helpful resource materials ranging from civil and criminal law to family and bankruptcy laws. There’s also public access on computers with legal database. The Grayson County Law Library is open from Mondays to Fridays.
Additionally, the Sherman Municipal Court is open from Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Litigants who wish to represent themselves in the Municipal Court can take advantage of self-representation tools that are open to the public on the Texas Judicial Branch Website.
Those who can’t afford legal services can get free legal assistance from Grayson County Legal Aid Clinic. Their pro bono program offers legal aid for family law, landlord/tenant cases, real property matters, wills and estates, employment, and public benefits.
Additionally, elderly residents who require legal aid on civil rights, elder law, and health care law, can get free legal services in the Texoma Area Agency on Aging. It is funded by local contributions and the Older Americans Act.
However, as with most pro bono clinics, applicants would have to go through extensive screening, interviews, eligibility checks and requirements, and are oftentimes subject to the availability of a volunteer attorney. But going through legal issues can have a huge impact on one’s life, which is why it’s well worth to hire an attorney to promptly address them.
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LegalMatch’s free online matching services can connect you with a qualified Sherman attorney to assist you in your case. If you are still planning out your lawsuit and don’t wish to speak with an attorney at this time, you can browse LegalMatch’s online Law Library. It has over 10,000 articles packed with useful legal information.