Mark Your Calendar! The 11th Annual Champions of Justice Gala Benefiting Veterans is Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Monday, December 30, 2019

The 11th Annual Champions of Justice Gala Benefiting Veterans will be held Wednesday, April 29, 2020 as a virtual event broadcast from Austin, TX. Please check back on our event page for updated information and an updated list of our current sponsors for 2020.

Learn more about sponsorship opportunities for 2020!

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Enjoy a recap of our 2019 event:
On April 30, 2019, the Texas Access to Justice Commission and the State Bar of Texas hosted the 10th Annual Champions of Justice Gala Benefiting Veterans at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin, TX. More than $455,050 was raised to help provide civil legal services to low-income Texas veterans. 

The Champions of Justice Gala was pleased to welcome United States Marine Corps veteran Phil Klay, author of the short story collection Redeployment, which won the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction and the Chautauqua Prize in 2015.


A huge "Thank You" to our very generous supporters!

We deeply thank the State Bar of Texas for co-sponsoring this event, ensuring that proceeds directly support legal aid for low-income Texas Veterans.

2019 Sponsors:

Champions of Justice 

Advocates of Justice

Benefactors of Justice

Baker Botts L.L.P.

King & Spalding

Perkins Coie LLP

Sidley Austin LLP


Patrons of Justice


Alexander Dubose & Jefferson LLP

Apache Corporation

Arnold & Porter

Baylor Law School

Beck Redden LLP

Corporate Counsel Section, SBOT

David. R. McAtee II

Davis, Cedillo & Mendoza, Inc.

Dell Legal and The Honorable Lee Yeakel Intellectual Property American Inn of Court

Dorothea L. Leonhardt Foundation

Gibbs & Bruns LLP

Gibson Dunn


Harriet Miers

Haynes and Boone, LLP

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

KBR, Inc.

Latham & Watkins LLP

McKool Smith

National Western Life Ins. Co.

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Patricia Villareal & Thomas Leatherbury

Pirkey Barber PLLC

Randall M. Ebner & Ricki Ebner

Scott Douglass & McConnico LLP

Texas Legal Services Center

The University of Texas School of Law

Winstead PC


Contributions of $1,000 or more

Jerry and Mark Clements

Neal and Beth Sutton 

Regina Rogers

The Jeff B. and Katherine B. Love Foundation

Thompson & Knight LLP


For photos of the 2019 event, please visit:
A recap of the evening, including remarks from our keynote speaker, award winners, special guests, and the names of our gala co-chairs can be found at 2019 Champions of Justice Gala Benefiting Veterans Raises $455,050.