At Hendler Flores Law, we share a profound belief in social justice. From local Austin-based non-profits to global organizations, we give our time and resources to help people (and creatures) in need and advocate for justice. We believe we can make a difference.
ORGANIZATIONS WE SUPPORT
The Charles Moyer Summer Fellowship in Human Rights
In 2012, Scott Hendler and Lulu Flores established the Charles Moyer Summer Human Rights Fellowship for students from the University of Texas School of Law. Each year, the fellowship awards one student with a stipend to serve as a legal intern with a non-governmental or intergovernmental human rights organization. The fellowship honors the life and work of Scott’s friend and mentor, Charles Moyer, who served as the first Secretary of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
YMCA of Austin
Founded on the principles of Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, Caring, and Faith, the YMCA works toward strengthening community by focusing on our children, health, and neighbors. Lulu Flores formerly served as a director on the YMCA Metro Board and has continued her involvement by serving on a committee for the board.
Lulu Flores is an honorary member of the Board of Mexic-Arte Museum. She served for ten years on the Board, including five as president. Founded in 1984, the Museum promotes the acquisition, preservation, and sharing of traditional and contemporary Latin American, Mexican, and Latino art and culture.
Scott Hendler is a member of the Rotary Club of Austin and a Paul Harris Fellow. Founded in 1913, the Rotary Club of Austin is dedicated to a “Service Above Self” philosophy that emphasizes improvement of our community, our nation, and our world.
The Rothko Chapel
Scott Hendler served on the Board for eight years, with one year as Vice President. The Rothko Chapel is an International Human Rights organization founded to promote education and discourse in the area of human rights.
Texas Freedom Network
Hendler Flores Law is a steadfast supporter of the Texas Freedom Network, an organization devoted to preserving religious freedom, defending civil liberties, and strengthening public schools.
Sustainable Food Center
Hendler Flores Law is a longtime supporter of the Sustainable Food Center. Promoting the health of Central Texans and the environment, the SFC strengthens the local food system and improves access to affordable, nutritious food for all.
Hispanic Bar Association of Austin
Lulu Flores is a past president of the Hispanic Bar Association of Austin, which enhances the Austin-area Hispanic community by promoting the involvement of Hispanic-American legal professionals in civic, social, educational, charitable, professional, governmental, and non-partisan political issues. Lulu is currently active in a number of the HBAA’s civic events, including the Thanksgiving Food Drive and the annual Christmas Party for at-risk children.
Mexican American Bar Association of Texas
Lulu Flores is a past-President of the Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas, whose mission includes: promoting all Texans’ social, economic and educational advancement; creating opportunities for Latino lawyers to provide pro-bono legal services; offering services, assistance, and advice on matters of legal concern to the Latino community; and promoting the professional development of its members.
National Women’s Political Caucus
Lulu Flores served two terms as President of the National Women’s Political Caucus— a national, multicultural, intergenerational, and multi-issue grassroots organization promoting increased women’s participation in the political process. The NWPC provides financial backing, campaign training, and technical assistance for women candidates and their campaign managers.
Lulu volunteered her time for seven years as a member of the board of the local chapter of Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood offers high-quality, affordable reproductive healthcare to women, men, and teens.
The SAFE Alliance (formerly Battered Women’s Center)
Lulu Flores spent 3 years on the board of Austin’s Battered Women’s Center, which merged with the Austin Children’s Shelter in 2015 and is now known as The SAFE Alliance. The SAFE Alliance offers safety and support services for abused women and their children.
Texas Advocacy Project
Another organization that Lulu Flores has been involved with is The Texas Advocacy Project, where she served several years as Chairman of the Board. The mission of the Texas Advocacy Project is to end domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in Texas. The organization offers survivors free legal services and access to the justice system, in addition to doing public outreach.
The Public Justice Foundation
Hendler Flores Law is a member and supporter of The Public Justice Foundation. The foundation is a nonprofit legal advocacy organization that takes on purveyors of corporate corruption, sexual abusers and harassers, and polluters who ravage the environment.
Our law firm supports Oxfam, a global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice. Oxfam offers life-saving support in times of crisis and advocates for economic justice, gender equality, and climate action. They advocate for equal rights and equal treatment so everyone can thrive, not just survive.
Hendler Flores Law supports Greenpeace, a global network of independent campaigning organizations that use peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future
World Wildlife Fund
Another cause dear to us at Hendler Flores Law is the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). As the world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in nearly 100 countries, collaborating with people around the world to develop and deliver innovative solutions that protect communities, wildlife, and their habitats.
Animal Legal Defense Fund
Hendler Flores Law provides support and resources to the Animal Legal Defense Fund. This fund files high-impact lawsuits to protect animals from harm, provides free legal assistance and training to prosecutors in their fight against animal cruelty, supports animal protection legislation, and provides resources and opportunities to law students and professionals to advance the field of animal law.