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March 14, 2017 - Publications

Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault

Since the LASSA Network’s inception, legal aid has opened nearly 4,500 new cases involving survivors of sexual assault. The LASSA Network provides survivors of sexual assault with a wide range of free legal services from general advice to holistic, direct representation in civil legal matters stemming from sexual assault. More »

March 13, 2017 - Publications

Justice for All - It’s not just a phrase. It’s a real thing you can be part of!

Last year, the Justice for All Campaign raised more than $1.3 million to help low-income Texans with their basic civil legal needs. Contributions are distributed to civil legal service providers across the state that help low-income Texans.  More »

March 13, 2017 - Publications

Courage in the Courthouse

I recently had the opportunity to think a lot about self-represented litigants because I was one.  More »

March 13, 2017 - Publications

Make Mine Plain Please

The average American has a seventh-grade reading level, which makes it next to impossible for most people to read a legal document and actually understand it. The importance of a litigant’s ability to comprehend what is happening in their own case was a major theme of the 2017 Self-Represented Litigation Network Spring Board Conference held this February. More »

March 10, 2017 - Publications

A Critical Legislative Session for Access to Justice

It has long been clear that this will be a very difficult legislative session. The Commission is focused on informing legislators about the critical funding and non-funding legislative related needs of the access to justice community. More »

December 28, 2016 - Publications

Impact on Justice through Court Awards

There are many ways attorneys give to access to justice efforts throughout the year; generous individual donations, worthwhile pro bono hours, and another less commonly known way is through court awards. The court awards strategy most often utilized to make an impact on justice is cy pres awards. More »

December 28, 2016 - Publications

The Legislative Horizon

In less than two weeks, Texas state senators and representatives will convene the 85th Legislative session. Since the last session, the Commission has maintained an ongoing dialogue with legislative members about the importance of access to justice in Texas and how legal aid directly benefits members in their districts. More »

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