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June 24, 2015 - Publications

2015: A year to remember for access to justice

Working with judges, lawyers, legal advocates, legislators, their staff and many other very smart people, we built a coalition of support for several changes to the legal system that will help low-income Texans get the justice they’ve always deserved. More »

June 24, 2015 - Publications

Annual Gala for Veterans Raises $401,600

The event is focused on veterans because as keynote speaker and University of Texas System Chancellor William H. McRaven said: For those Americans who risk everything in service to their country, there should be no barriers to justice once they return home. More »

June 24, 2015 - Publications

Law School Grads Change Lives through Fellowship

Since 2002, the Texas Access to Justice Foundation, as part of its commitment to ensuring access to justice, has sponsored a postgraduate fellowship program with Equal Justice Works. Recent law school graduates develop new and innovative legal projects that impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance. More »

June 19, 2015 - Publications

Legal aid lawyers hone skills at annual training

For three days, attorneys from legal aid organizations across the state gathered at the University of Texas law school to learn from some of the most experienced trial lawyers in Texas. They came to participate in the Texas Access to Justice Commission’s Pre-Trial Academy, an annual training aimed at lawyers representing the state’s most vulnerable clients. More »

April 09, 2015 - In The Media

Commission Supports Veteran Access to Justice

The sixth annual Champions of Justice Gala Tuesday in Austin raised $401,000 to support legal aid for veterans — for a cumulative total of more than $2 million. Last year, about 8,800 veterans were provided legal assistance. That’s the good news. More »

April 09, 2015 - Press Release

Champions of Justice Gala Benefiting Veterans Raises $401,600

Chancellor McRaven: Every veteran deserves access to justice. For those Americans who risk everything in service to their country, there should be no barriers to justice once they return home. More »

March 31, 2015 - Publications

Access to justice for those who can’t afford lawyers

The Commission is supporting Texas lawmakers who seek to pass legislation creating free and easy-to-use Texas Supreme Court-approved forms that low-income Texans can use to make a will and to probate their estate. Another bill would do the same thing for tenants seeking legal action against a landlord trying to evict them without just cause. More »

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