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July 08, 2016 - In The Media

The Gift of Freedom

Our freedom is a gift many of us take for granted. For example, we rely on our right to be paid for our work; to marry, raise a family, and live free from violence in our homes; and to receive an equal education at a good public school.  More »

June 23, 2016 - Publications

Sick Pay: How War Vets Who Land in Texas State Hospitals Risk Losing Everything

Since returning from war three years earlier, Adan Castañeda had cycled in an out of the Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital’s psychiatric ward, stuck in a pattern of emergency treatment and release.  More »

June 21, 2016 - Press Release

The Commission Honors Dallas Attorney Daniel Jude Kelly with the Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Award

The Texas Access to Justice Commission honored Daniel Jude Kelly with its Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Award during the Business Law and Corporate Counsel CLE and Luncheon, which was held in conjunction with the State Bar of Texas’ Annual Meeting.  More »

June 17, 2016 - Press Release

New Commissioners Appointed to the Texas Access to Justice Commission

The Supreme Court of Texas and the State Bar of Texas have appointed three new commissioners and reappointed three other members to the Texas Access to Justice Commission. These commissioners will assist the Commission in its efforts to expand civil legal aid resources to low-income Texans. More »

May 18, 2016 - In The Media

Finding New Ways to Give Access to Justice to Those Who Cannot Afford Lawyers

Legal aid is essential if we are to truly have the rule of law. Legal aid lawyers exist to give the poor the same level of access to our courts as a person of means. As the statistics demonstrate, we are failing to provide “justice for all.” More »

May 01, 2016 - In The Media

A Closer Look – COJ Member Carlos Zaffirini, Jr.

The 2016 Justice for All Campaign is in full swing. What’s the Justice for All Campaign? It’s a statewide campaign that raises funds for legal aid organizations in your community and around the state that work tirelessly to preserve the rule of law and fairness in our justice system. More »

April 22, 2016 - In The Media

Bastrop County judges wear jeans for justice

For the first time since being elected in 2009, District Court Judge Chris Duggan wore jeans while presiding over cases on April 15 to raise awareness for the Texas Access to Justice Commission’s initiative to help provide legal aid to the poor — Jeans for Justice More »