Latest News

Explore Our News Section
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 »

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 »