Now Accepting Nominations! Deadline for submission is May 10, 2022 at 5PM (CST).
Deborah G. Hankinson Award
This award honors local bar associations and young lawyer affiliates that demonstrate a commitment to ACCESS TO JUSTICE in their communities and to raising financial support for legal service providers on a local and statewide basis.
Critical Legislative Session
The Texas Access to Justice Commission is focused on informing legislators about the dire funding and non-funded legislative related needs of the access to justice community.
Stories from the Frontlines
For millions of Texans, access to justice is more than a catch phrase. It’s how they keep their lives, their jobs, their homes, and their families secure. It’s what keeps them going.
Bridging the justice gap must include policies that help Texans help themselves. That’s why we advocate for easy-to-use forms that allow low-income Texans to handle simple legal matters when they can’t afford a lawyer.

Champions of Justice Gala Raises $550,000

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 Benefiting Veterans on 4/27/22 in Austin, TX.

It Should Take More Than 10 Minutes

... To Evict Someone | Read the January 13 editorial from the New York Times by Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht and DC Court of Appeals Chief Judge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby

...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.