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August 21, 2014 - In The Media

Local bar leaders, associations recognized for improving legal assistance to poor Texans

Local bar associations from around the state were applauded for their commitment to access-to-justice issues during the State Bar of Texas’s annual Local Bar Leaders Conference in Houston. More »

July 14, 2014 - In The Media

Justice Eva Guzman Named Liaison at Access to Justice Commission Reception

Chief Justice Nathan Hecht introduced Justice Eva Guzman as the liaison to both the Access to Justice Commission (Texas ATJC) and the Access to Justice Foundation (Texas ATJF) at a reception hosted by the Texas ATJC at the State Bar’s Annual Meeting in Austin on June 26. Hecht served as the liaison prior to Guzman and will remain involved with Texas ATJC and ATJF. More »

May 20, 2014 - In The Media

Family Eldercare's Larson honored with 2014 Boots on the Ground Award

Austin attorney Christine P. “Chris” Larson is the 2014 recipient of the James B. Sales Boots on the Ground Award. The annual award, which recognizes exemplary pro bono or legal services program attorneys, was presented May 13 in Austin during the 2014 Champions of Justice Gala Benefiting Veterans. The Texas Access to Justice Commission hosts the event, which is cosponsored by the State Bar of Texas.  More »

May 16, 2014 - Press Release

Champions of Justice Gala Benefiting Veterans Raises $348,450

The Texas Access to Justice Commission with its co-sponsor, the State Bar of Texas, honored veterans throughout the state at the Champions of Justice Gala on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at the AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center in Austin, Texas.  More »

September 10, 2013 - In The Media

Governor Perry Names Hecht as Chief Justice of Texas Supreme Court

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Justice Nathan L. Hecht of Austin as chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas. Justice Hecht's term will be effective Oct. 1, 2013, and is set to expire at the next general election. He will serve as the 27th chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas. More »

April 15, 2013 - In The Media

Chief Justice: Delay Action on Bill Limiting Pro Se Divorce Forms

Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson has asked lawmakers to delay taking action on House Bill2878, which targets the controversial pro se divorce forms promulgated by the high court. But supporters said that the bill would address issues with the forms. Family law attorney Amy Lambert of Austin testified at a House committee hearing April 8. More »

March 13, 2013 - In The Media

Heed Jefferson's call to keep Texas Courts Accessible

There are some lucky souls out there whose only contact with the justice system will be watching “Law and Order” episodes in syndication. But if circumstances toss you off the couch and into the cold and confusing world of the Texas courts system, the experience will sharpen your appreciation for the content of Wallace Jefferson’s State of the Judiciary speech. More »

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