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October 21, 2016 - Publications

Rule 145 - Removing Barriers to the Court

The revised rule states that a party cannot be required to pay court costs, except by court order, if the party has filed a sworn Statement of Inability to Afford Payment of Court Costs. More »

October 21, 2016 - Publications

Investing in Access to Justice for All

Lawyers know first-hand the value and necessity of quality legal representation. We see victims of domestic violence, abused children, and families losing their homes all too frequently because they cannot afford a lawyer. More »

October 01, 2016 - In The Media

Planting Seeds of Pro Bono Service

Essential to the Texas Access to Justice Commission’s mission is its focus on future lawyers to instill a culture of service and pro bono in law students before they graduate. More »

August 01, 2016 - In The Media

WMCYLA Takes the ‘Gold’ with Their Pro Bono Challenge

When members of the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association (WMCYLA) got together to brainstorm ideas that would increase service to the community and meet the needs of its residents, the Pro Bono Challenge was born. More »

July 18, 2016 - Press Release

Bar leaders, associations recognized for improving legal assistance to low-income Texans

Bar associations from around the state were honored for their commitment to access to justice issues during the State Bar of Texas 2016 Bar Leaders Conference July 15 and 16 in Houston. More »

July 08, 2016 - In The Media

The Gift of Freedom

Our freedom is a gift many of us take for granted. For example, we rely on our right to be paid for our work; to marry, raise a family, and live free from violence in our homes; and to receive an equal education at a good public school.  More »

June 23, 2016 - Publications

Sick Pay: How War Vets Who Land in Texas State Hospitals Risk Losing Everything

Since returning from war three years earlier, Adan Castañeda had cycled in an out of the Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital’s psychiatric ward, stuck in a pattern of emergency treatment and release.  More »