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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 »

December 28, 2016 - Publications

Maintaining Your Independence While Living with a Disability

According to the Office of Court Administration, about 51 percent of people under guardianships have an Intellectual/Developmental Disability (I/DD). Regrettably, many of these people are prevented from making decisions about their own lives and no longer have control of their assets or living situations. More »

December 28, 2016 - Publications

Looking in the Rearview Mirror, Reaching Forward to the Future

As another year so quickly approaches, we take a moment to reflect on the many ways the Commission, its partners, and so many of you, our loyal supporters, have strengthened the pathways to the courts for low-income Texans. More »

November 22, 2016 - Press Release

Commission Honors Law Student and Baylor Law School for Commitment to Legal Services

During the New Lawyer Induction Ceremony in Austin Monday, the Commission honored Maria Ivañez, a third-year law student at South Texas College of Law Houston, with the Law Student Pro Bono Award and Baylor Law School with the ATJ Law School Commitment to Service Award. More »

October 25, 2016 - Press Release

Commission celebrates Pro Bono Week, honors pro bono advocates and law firms

The Texas Access to Justice Commission kicked off Pro Bono Week with a reception honoring law firms and attorneys who support access to justice in Texas.  More »

October 21, 2016 - Publications

Language Access is Access to Justice

For people with Limited English Proficiency (LEP), there is no access to justice without access to language services in court. More »

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