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October 24, 2014 - In The Media

Retaining Texas Justice: $500 Million in Free Legal Help

This is National Pro Bono Week, and while it will soon come to a close, the dramatic need for affordable legal services in Texas is a real struggle that continues each and every day.  More »

October 21, 2014 - Press Release

Pro Bono Week Begins With Celebration

AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Access to Justice Commission (TAJC) kicked off Pro Bono Week yesterday with a reception honoring law firms and individual attorneys that support access to justice efforts in Texas.  More »

October 16, 2014 - Publications

Texas Access to Justice Law Student Leaders Summit

The Texas Access to Justice Commission launched the Law Student Leaders Access to Justice Summit on Oct. 9-10 to educate law students about issues that low-income Texans face accessing civil legal services. Delegates learned about pro bono opportunities that they can be involved in as students—including Pro Bono Spring Break, summer internships, and the Pro Bono College—as well as what they can do once they are lawyers. More »

October 16, 2014 - Publications

Pro Bono in Texas - Your contributions in time and money

Texas lawyers have contributed more than $700 Million dollars in pro bono services and contributions. More »

August 21, 2014 - In The Media

Local bar leaders, associations recognized for improving legal assistance to poor Texans

Local bar associations from around the state were applauded for their commitment to access-to-justice issues during the State Bar of Texas’s annual Local Bar Leaders Conference in Houston. More »

July 14, 2014 - In The Media

Justice Eva Guzman Named Liaison at Access to Justice Commission Reception

Chief Justice Nathan Hecht introduced Justice Eva Guzman as the liaison to both the Access to Justice Commission (Texas ATJC) and the Access to Justice Foundation (Texas ATJF) at a reception hosted by the Texas ATJC at the State Bar’s Annual Meeting in Austin on June 26. Hecht served as the liaison prior to Guzman and will remain involved with Texas ATJC and ATJF. More »

May 20, 2014 - In The Media

Family Eldercare's Larson honored with 2014 Boots on the Ground Award

Austin attorney Christine P. “Chris” Larson is the 2014 recipient of the James B. Sales Boots on the Ground Award. The annual award, which recognizes exemplary pro bono or legal services program attorneys, was presented May 13 in Austin during the 2014 Champions of Justice Gala Benefiting Veterans. The Texas Access to Justice Commission hosts the event, which is cosponsored by the State Bar of Texas.  More »