Aleed J. Rivera
Aleed J. Rivera received her J.D. from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law and was licensed to practice in Puerto Rico in 2000. In 2001, she was admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and worked with veterans in Florida. She was licensed in the State of Texas in 2002. Aleed is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, and Tarrant County Bar Association. She is a Life Fellow of the Tarrant County Bar Foundation. She is also a member of the State Bar College who recognizes attorneys who attend at least double the Continuing Legal Education credits required by the State Bar of Texas.

Aleed has worked with large and medium size law firms in Puerto Rico, Florida, and Texas in the private sector. She began her pro bono services as program coordinator/staff attorney for Catholic Charities in Fort Worth. After she opened her private practice, she began volunteering with Legal Aid of North West Texas representing indigent clients in family law matters. Later, she worked for Legal Aid answering its hotline. She began her service to the Tarrant County Bar Association as a volunteer for the TCBF LegalLine, a local community service program.

In 2010, the Tarrant County Bar Foundation called for volunteers to assist in a statewide program, Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans. Aleed was first to volunteer and was appointed as chair. Her experiences in working with veterans proved invaluable. After her term as chair, Aleed continued to volunteer and was honored with the inaugural “Dee Kelly Distinguished Service Award” for her dedication and service to the program. At the 2012 annual meeting of the National Conference of Bar Foundations, the TLTV – Tarrant County Chapter program received the Partnerships for Success Award for those partnerships developed by Aleed. Aleed is also the recipient of the 2012 ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division’s Difference Makers Award for “Making a Difference Through Pro Bono Work”.

In May, 2012, Aleed joined the Tarrant County Bar Association as its first Pro Bono Programs Director and is coordinating all pro bono programs for the Tarrant County Bar Foundation and in that position continues to build the bridge between the legal community and Legal Aid of Northwest Texas to ensure that all low income and disadvantage citizens have access to justice.


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