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November 30, 2015 - Publications

Serving Those Who Served: Texas Veterans Legal Aid Week

The Texas Access to Justice Foundation coordinated the second annual Texas Veterans Legal Aid Week (TVLAW), a statewide effort in honor of Veterans Day during the week of Nov. 9-13, to highlight the legal services available to veterans. Legal aid programs, local bar associations, law schools and pro bono private lawyers provided civil legal services for qualified Texas veterans in more than 50 various locations throughout the state. More »

November 16, 2015 - Press Release

Texas Access to Justice Commission Honors Three Individuals, South Texas College of Law for Commitment to Legal Services

The Texas Access to Justice Commission (TAJC) presented the Law Student Pro Bono Awards to Jason Cohen, a recent graduate of SMU Dedman School of Law, Stephanie Ibarra, a second-year law student at Texas Tech University School of Law, and Andrea Meza, a recent graduate of the University of Texas School of Law during the New Lawyers’ Induction Ceremony November 16 in Austin. The Commission also honored the South Texas College of Law with the ATJ Law School Commitment to Service Award. More »

November 12, 2015 - Press Release

Texas Legislature Creates New Way to Transfer Real Property Upon Death

Thanks to the 84th Legislature, Texans have a new, easy way to transfer real property to someone else upon their death. It does not involve going through probate court, which can be a lengthy and costly process. It also allows the owner to keep the exact same rights to the property that they’ve always had while they are alive – they can get the property tax exemption, use it as collateral on a loan, or sell the property as they like. More »

November 06, 2015 - In The Media

Legal Aid for Our Veterans: Now It’s Our Turn

To help celebrate Veterans Day, legal aid lawyers across the state will hold special clinics and workshops during Texas Veterans Legal Aid Week—November 9-13— to help our veterans with legal problems like Alex’s and Roger’s—and so many more. Too many more. More »

November 03, 2015 - Press Release

Partners in Justice Raise Over $100,000 for Civil Legal Services

The Texas Access to Justice Commission (TAJC) recognized corporations, law firms and individual donors at its Partners in Justice reception, held Monday night at the Headliners Club in Austin.  More »

October 27, 2015 - Press Release

Commission celebrates Pro Bono Week, honors pro bono advocates and law firms

The Texas Access to Justice Commission (TAJC) kicked off National Pro Bono Week Monday with its annual reception honoring law firms and attorneys who support access to justice in Texas.  More »

October 06, 2015 - Publications

Texas Supreme Court to Rule on Access to Justice Issue

Poor people should have a chance at justice. That idea is dear to the hearts of many legal aid supporters across the state, and a case under deliberation by the Texas Supreme Court could have far-reaching implications for low-income Texans seeking a lawyer – and the legal aid organizations trying to help them. More »