New DV column offers FREE legal advice

John McCall

Got an LGBT-related legal question???

Gay Dallas attorney John McCall Jr. has the answer, and he’s ready to give it to you — FREE! — in the pages of Dallas Voice.

McCall’s legal advice column, “Legal Voice,” is set to debut in our July 27 Family Life issue.

In Legal Voice, McCall will address the many unique legal challenges faced by the LGBT community, covering everything from estate planning to adoptions to name changes and more. He’ll even answer questions about criminal law and anti-LGBT discrimination.

To ask McCall a question, send a concise paragraph detailing your issue, as well as your first name and city of residence, to Editor@DallasVoice.com, with “Legal Voice” in the subject line. If chosen, it will be featured in a future edition of Legal Voice.

—  John Wright

Do you need just a piece of a church?

Oak Cliff Christian Church

Earlier this year, I wrote a story about a historic church that the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League was trying to save.

OOCCL president Michael Amonett reports that the group wasn’t successful but did get a temporary reprieve of sorts. Dallas Independent School District Trustee Eric Cowan and OOCCL past president and counsel John McCall negotiated a deal. Anyone who can use part of the building and will haul it off, can have it for just a small payment.

They wrote:

Want it? Want just the front and sides? Want to build your new building with brick that doesn’t come in sheets?

Make an offer and it might not be refused. Let’s just say it’s been marked down to sell from the previous 1.2 million. The only catch is that it can’t stay here.

So if you want a beautiful facade, you can buy this one for a nominal fee.

We don’t know how many feet tall it is but would be happy to stand on the roof and hold the tape measure, that way we could see which lucky area could benefit from this beautiful piece of architecture.

This is the last chance for some form of this church to live on elsewhere … as well as evade the landfill which as far from green or sustainability as one could possibly go.

Wouldn’t those pillars look great somewhere, maybe in Bishop Arts? Bet those bricks could be re-used in some renovation project. Bid on it by Sept. 15 and haul it off by Dec. 31, when DISD tears down the building to make way for the new Adamson High School tennis courts.

For details, contact Amonett at president@ooccl.org

—  David Taffet