The Texas Access to Justice Commission serves as the statewide umbrella organization for all efforts to expand access and reduce barriers to justice in civil legal matters for the poor.
FOCUS ON JUSTICE
Critical Legislative Session
The Commission is focused on informing legislators about the dire funding and non-funded legislative related needs of the access to justice community.
Stories from the Frontlines
For millions of Texans, access to justice is more than a catch phrase. It’s how they keep their homes and their children. It’s what keeps them going.
Forms
Bridging the justice gap must include policies that help Texans help themselves. That’s why we advocate for easy-to-use forms that allow low-income Texans to handle simple legal matters when they can’t afford a lawyer.

ATJ In the News

Harvard Law School’s Access to Justice Lab aims to challenge legal exceptionalism using randomized trials and scientific methodology.

Courage in the Courthouse

A lawyer reflects on self-representation in the legal system from a new vantage point.

...Those Who Cannot Afford Lawyers

Legal aid is essential if we are to truly have the rule of law. Legal aid lawyers exist to give the poor the same level of access to our courts as a person of means.