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June 26, 2017 - Press Release

Commission Honors Dallas Attorney Pamela St. John with the Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Award

The Texas Access to Justice Commission honored Pamela St. John with its Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Award last week during the Business Law and Corporate Counsel CLE and Luncheon, which was held in conjunction with the State Bar of Texas’ Annual Meeting. St. John is an exemplary pro bono leader who has enriched AT&T’s culture of pro bono and continually strives to meet the legal needs of low-income Texans in her community. The award was presented to St. John by Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman, the Court’s liaison to the Texas Access to Justice Commission. St. John designated the Houston Volunteer Lawyers as the recipient of the $2,000 stipend that accompanied the award.  More »

May 04, 2017 - Press Release

Champions of Justice Gala Benefiting Veterans Raises $560,200

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 last night at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin. More than $560,200 was raised to help provide civil legal services to low-income Texan veterans. Keynote speaker for the evening was the Honorable James A. Baker III.  More »

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 »

July 18, 2016 - Press Release

Bar leaders, associations recognized for improving legal assistance to low-income Texans

Bar associations from around the state were honored for their commitment to access to justice issues during the State Bar of Texas 2016 Bar Leaders Conference July 15 and 16 in Houston. 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 »

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