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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

A Time for Celebration and Praise

Nearly a decade ago, the American Bar Association created Celebrate Pro Bono to honor lawyers’ pro bono efforts and educate the public and the legal community about how these lawyers are improving the lives of the less fortunate. Since then, during the last week of October each year, organizations across the nation and around the world have committed to spread the pro bono movement. More »

October 21, 2016 - Publications

Rule 145 - Removing Barriers to the Court

The revised rule states that a party cannot be required to pay court costs, except by court order, if the party has filed a sworn Statement of Inability to Afford Payment of Court Costs. More »

October 21, 2016 - Publications

Investing in Access to Justice for All

Lawyers know first-hand the value and necessity of quality legal representation. We see victims of domestic violence, abused children, and families losing their homes all too frequently because they cannot afford a lawyer. 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 »

October 01, 2016 - In The Media

Planting Seeds of Pro Bono Service

Essential to the Texas Access to Justice Commission’s mission is its focus on future lawyers to instill a culture of service and pro bono in law students before they graduate. More »

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