Co-creating Love and Justice with our Community

Greater Waco Legal Services provides affordable legal services, holistic advocacy, and community-driven problem-solving so that all members of our community have equal access to justice.

GWLS strives to impact our community by providing services that allow individuals the opportunity to grow healthier, further their education, and be more financially secure. We will play a significant role in creating lasting solutions to complex, systemic problems. As we work together with our community, GWLS will be a connecting force for growing Love and Justice in our world so that people of every race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, and national origin are treated equally under the law and empowered to live a life full of freedom, joy, peace, and love.

GWLS joins with others to use our resources, education, experience and skills in the actions of Love and Justice in our world.

“Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic.
Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and
justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.

– Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Legal Workshops

GWLS helps prevent legal issues through proactive education programs. GWLS attorneys are available to give informational legal empowerment workshops regarding:

  • Immigration
  • Housing / Tenant Rights
  • Barriers to Employment
  • Basic Estate Planning
  • Criminal Defense

 

If your organization is interested in hosting a workshop, please contact GWLS for more information and availability.

MEET OUR PARTNERS

Kent McKeever

Kent McKeever

Managing Attorney Partner

    Kent McKeever graduated from Baylor University in 2001 and Princeton Theological Seminary (’04) where he earned a Master of Divinity degree. For three years he worked as the Executive Director and Pastor of a nonprofit ministry and church in Longview, TX. This job gave him the opportunity to work in impoverished and underserved communities. He saw the need for legal advocacy on many levels, and it was that eye-opening experience that led him to attend Vanderbilt Law School (’12). From 2012 – 2016, Kent served as the Attorney-Director of Mission Waco Legal Services, and in 2014 he was named “Outstanding Young Lawyer” by the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association. Kent founded GWLS in 2017 to provide the Waco community with access to the justice system through affordable legal representation, advice, and resources. Today he enjoys connecting with his clients, partners, and others in the community through his work at GWLS. “Our clients’ resilience, perseverance, dignity, and trust—even in the face of overwhelming obstacles and hardships—gives me such great hope.”

    Rachel Dove

    Rachel Dove

    Staff Attorney Partner

      Rachel is a graduate of Baylor University (2009) and Baylor Law School (2012). After graduation, she opened her own law practice with a focus on family law issues. She also volunteered her time at the First Monday Legal Advice Clinics. In 2017, Rachel joined GWLS and handles primarily family law cases such as divorce, child custody, and child support. She focuses much of her time on cases where child custody is in dispute. From 2012 – 2016, Kent served as the Attorney-Director of Mission Waco Legal Services, and in 2014 he was named “Outstanding Young Lawyer” by the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association. Kent founded GWLS in 2017 to provide the Waco community with access to the justice system through affordable legal representation, advice, and resources. Today he enjoys connecting with his clients, partners, and others in the community through his work at GWLS. “Our clients’ resilience, perseverance, dignity, and trust—even in the face of overwhelming obstacles and hardships—gives me such great hope.”

      BOARD AND VOLUNTEER PARTNERS

      Board Partners

      Greater Waco Legal Services would like to thank the following individuals for their service and guidance as members of their Board of Directors:
      • Marcus Brooks
      • Michael Brown
      • John Burleson
      • Jennifer Chance
      • Peaches Henry
      • Mark Hobbs
      • Kent McKeever

      Volunteer Partners

      Greater Waco Legal Services would like to thank the following individuals for their dedication to serving our community and consistent volunteering:

      Attorneys:

      • Dominic Braus
      • Marcus Brooks
      • Rick Brophy
      • John Burleson
      • David Carpenter
      • Jennifer Chance
      • Brennan Diamond
      • Daryle Echols
      • Rachel Dove
      • Rebecca Griffin
      • Cynthia Henderson
      • Laura Hubbard
      • Alfred Mackenzie
      • John O’Herren
      • Christie Ryan
      • Mike Scanes
      • Jacob Straub
      • Barrett Thomas
      • Michelle Tuegel
      • Quyen Vo
      • Patricia Wilson

      Law Students:

      • Sune Agbuke
      • Travis Blake
      • Shannon Blankenbeker
      • Kate Broussard
      • Javier Cabanillas
      • Brittany Cleere
      • Amy Donlon
      • Tori Easton
      • Luis Espinoza
      • Jess Gambrell
      • Tara Glasner
      • Elin Isenhower
      • Tycha Kimbrough
      • Katie Lacy
      • Claire Mosley
      • Enrique Rojas
      • Jessyka Linton
      • Stefan G. Garcia
      • Ben Koshy

      Other Volunteers:

      • Carter Barnett
      • Matthew Caylor
      • Susan Finck
      • Kalyn Grider

      interested in volunteering?

      Greater Waco Legal Services offers different volunteer opportunities for attorneys and non-attorneys, with various levels of time commitment.  If you are interested in volunteering your services with us, please contact us at staff@greaterwacolegalservices.org or call us at 254-733-2828 and we can find a good fit for you to help us serve our community. 

      Volunteer Opportunities

      Volunteer opportunities include:

      • Serving at our Legal Advice Clinics.
      • Taking Pro Bono Cases.
      • Researching Legal Issues.
      • Providing advice about legal areas or issues.
      • Office and other administrative tasks.

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      1700 Colcord Avenue 
      Waco, Texas 76707

      P.O. Box 689
      Waco, Texas 76703