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March 13, 2017 - Publications

Make Mine Plain Please

The average American has a seventh-grade reading level, which makes it next to impossible for most people to read a legal document and actually understand it. The importance of a litigant’s ability to comprehend what is happening in their own case was a major theme of the 2017 Self-Represented Litigation Network Spring Board Conference held this February. More »

March 13, 2017 - Publications

Justice for All - It’s not just a phrase. It’s a real thing you can be part of!

Last year, the Justice for All Campaign raised more than $1.3 million to help low-income Texans with their basic civil legal needs. Contributions are distributed to civil legal service providers across the state that help low-income Texans.  More »

March 13, 2017 - Publications

Courage in the Courthouse

I recently had the opportunity to think a lot about self-represented litigants because I was one.  More »

March 10, 2017 - Publications

A Critical Legislative Session for Access to Justice

It has long been clear that this will be a very difficult legislative session. The Commission is focused on informing legislators about the critical funding and non-funding legislative related needs of the access to justice community. More »

December 28, 2016 - Publications

Maintaining Your Independence While Living with a Disability

According to the Office of Court Administration, about 51 percent of people under guardianships have an Intellectual/Developmental Disability (I/DD). Regrettably, many of these people are prevented from making decisions about their own lives and no longer have control of their assets or living situations. More »

December 28, 2016 - Publications

Looking in the Rearview Mirror, Reaching Forward to the Future

As another year so quickly approaches, we take a moment to reflect on the many ways the Commission, its partners, and so many of you, our loyal supporters, have strengthened the pathways to the courts for low-income Texans. More »

December 28, 2016 - Publications

Impact on Justice through Court Awards

There are many ways attorneys give to access to justice efforts throughout the year; generous individual donations, worthwhile pro bono hours, and another less commonly known way is through court awards. The court awards strategy most often utilized to make an impact on justice is cy pres awards. More »

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Racial Equity Statement of the Texas Access to Justice Commission

The Texas Access to Justice Commission envisions a justice system that is fair, accessible, transparent, and responsive to the needs and lived realities of the diverse communities it serves regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, faith, immigration status, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity, or financial resources. Read the full statement: More »