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August 01, 2016 - In The Media

WMCYLA Takes the ‘Gold’ with Their Pro Bono Challenge

When members of the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association (WMCYLA) got together to brainstorm ideas that would increase service to the community and meet the needs of its residents, the Pro Bono Challenge was born. 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 »

July 08, 2016 - In The Media

The Gift of Freedom

Our freedom is a gift many of us take for granted. For example, we rely on our right to be paid for our work; to marry, raise a family, and live free from violence in our homes; and to receive an equal education at a good public school.  More »

June 23, 2016 - Publications

Sick Pay: How War Vets Who Land in Texas State Hospitals Risk Losing Everything

Since returning from war three years earlier, Adan Castañeda had cycled in an out of the Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital’s psychiatric ward, stuck in a pattern of emergency treatment and release.  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 »

May 18, 2016 - In The Media

Finding New Ways to Give Access to Justice to 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. As the statistics demonstrate, we are failing to provide “justice for all.” More »