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January 30, 2015 - Publications

The 84th Texas Legislative Session Begins

Throughout each legislative session, the Texas Access to Justice Commission works to provide lawmakers across the state as much information as we can about how barriers to having access to our justice system affect our court system and their constituents. Our efforts are to raise awareness about the importance of access to justice for all Texans and solicit legislators’ help in providing needed access. The 84th Texas Legislative Session convened on January 13th and concludes on June 1.  More »

January 01, 2015 - Publications

Texas Fellows Sponsor Litigation Academy

Each year thirty public interest and legal aid attorneys in Texas benefit from a litigation academy sponsored by the Texas Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the Texas Access to Justice Commission. Held at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas, dozens of attorneys around the state apply to the Commission to be selected as participants. More »

December 19, 2014 - Publications

Distance Lawyering: We Need Your Help

Of the millions of Texans in desperate need of legal aid, rural residents are among the most difficult to reach. The handful of legal aid organizations operating in Texas lack the resources to open enough offices to help everyone in a state stretching from the Panhandle to the southern Rio Grande.  More »

December 10, 2014 - Publications

Help a Voice Be Heard

As we celebrate the holidays and embark on a new year, it is a good time to be grateful for all we have and to remember those who have so little. So many people come to legal aid for help with their basic human needs, such as maintaining a place to live, or keeping their children safe from family violence. More »

December 09, 2014 - Publications

Texas Veterans Legal Aid Week Highlights Needs for Civil Legal Services

In honor of Veteran’s Day, legal aid programs, local bar associations, law schools, and pro bono private lawyers took part in a coordinated effort of the Texas Access to Justice Foundation to serve the civil legal needs of Texas veterans. The first Texas Veterans Legal Aid Week (TvLAW), held Nov. 10-14, provided clinics, workshops, and other events throughout the state to meet the increasing demand of services. More »

December 01, 2014 - Publications

Year in Review

A civil justice system that works only for some, fails us all. Justice for all is a fundamental principle upon which our country was founded. The Texas Access to Justice Commission increases fairness in the judicial system for the 5.6 million Texans who qualify for civil legal aid by advocating for systemic change and the expansion of funding for access to justice initiatives.  More »

November 24, 2014 - In The Media

Texas Corporate Counsel Community Raises $71,026 for Civil Legal Aid

The Texas Access to Justice Commission, in conjunction with the General Counsel Forum, raised $71,026 for civil legal aid during the 3rd Annual Charity Golf Classic held November 20 in San Antonio. This year’s event exceeded the amount raised during last year’s tournament and is more than double the amount raised in the inaugural tournament. The proceeds will be donated to the Texas Access to Justice Foundation. More »