The Texas Access to Justice Commission, created by the Supreme Court of Texas in 2001, is charged with developing and implementing initiatives designed to expand access to, and enhance the quality of, justice in civil legal matters for low-income Texans.
Specifically, the Commission aims to:
- Identify and assess current and future needs for access to justice in civil matters by low-income Texans.
- Create a framework for equitable access to justice by promoting policies, procedures, court rules, and legislation that reduce barriers to our judicial system.
- Increase resources and funding for access to justice in civil matters.
- Promote wise and efficient use of available resources and encourage the coordination or sharing of resources or funding.
- Develop and implement other initiatives designed to expand civil access to justice, such as assisted pro se programs, strategic use of technology, and enhanced community education.
- Monitor the effectiveness of the statewide system and services provided.