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April 05, 2022
Harris County Attorney Names New Director of the Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library

Houston, TX (April 5, 2022) - Today Harris County Attorney Christian D. Menefee announced Joseph D. Lawson as the new Director of the Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library. Lawson has served as the Deputy Director of the Law Library since 2014 and has focused on increasing access to the justice system and legal information for the residents of Harris County.

“The Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library is a valuable resource for self-represented litigants, legal professionals, county staff and elected officials, and anyone looking for free resources related to their rights within the justice system,” said County Attorney Menefee. “I’m excited to see Mr. Lawson expand the services and resources we are able to offer, and hope the law library will continue to be open and accessible to all for years to come.”

The law library has been a part of the Harris County Attorney’s Office for over a decade and was renamed the Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library in December 2021. More information about the library and its offerings can be found at

About the Harris County Attorney's Office

Christian D. Menefee serves as the elected, top civil lawyer for Texas’ largest county. The Harris County Attorney’s Office represents the county in all civil matters including lawsuits. Menefee leads an office of 250 attorneys and staff members. He entered office at 32 years old, making him the youngest person and first African American elected as the Harris County Attorney.