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May 01, 2016 - In The Media

A Closer Look – COJ Member Carlos Zaffirini, Jr.

The 2016 Justice for All Campaign is in full swing. What’s the Justice for All Campaign? It’s a statewide campaign that raises funds for legal aid organizations in your community and around the state that work tirelessly to preserve the rule of law and fairness in our justice system. More »

April 22, 2016 - In The Media

Bastrop County judges wear jeans for justice

For the first time since being elected in 2009, District Court Judge Chris Duggan wore jeans while presiding over cases on April 15 to raise awareness for the Texas Access to Justice Commission’s initiative to help provide legal aid to the poor — Jeans for Justice More »

April 07, 2016 - Press Release

Champions of Justice Gala Benefiting Veterans Raises $336,000

AUSTIN, Texas – 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 Benefitting Veterans last night at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin. More than $336,000 was raised to help provide civil legal services to low-income Texan veterans. More »

April 04, 2016 - Publications

Pro Bono Spring Break Gives Students a New View on Poverty and Poverty Law

Foreclosures and evictions are not what you typically think of when you think of Spring Break, but rather than lounging on the beach, several Texas law students spent their spring break assisting low-income Texans with housing issues. More »

April 04, 2016 - Publications

Teal Justice is Served

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and sexual assault advocates across Texas will be working to #TurnTexasTeal. Texas’ new statewide Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA) Network will do their part to highlight new and vital civil legal services now available to victims of sexual assault who qualify for legal aid. More »

March 25, 2016 - Publications

2016 Pro Bono Spring Break

"Spending a week with Legal Aid was a beneficial reminder that the core of the legal profession is to help people in meaningful and lasting ways." - Nickelette Lotspeich, Baylor Law School More »

February 26, 2016 - Publications

Escaping the Abuse, Starting Again: How Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse Changes Lives

Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA) has been providing direct services to survivors and families who have been victims of domestic violence for more than 36 years. AVDA has the second highest protective order filings in Harris County yet strives to provide not only legal advocacy, but help with other issues that can impact the client’s ability to navigate the legal system and thrive in life... More »