Shaping policy, raising funds, connecting and educating legal aid providers, and promoting public awareness of access to justice issues: These are just a few of the ways the Commission works to ensure that the judicial system hears the voices of all Texans.
FOCUS ON JUSTICE
The Legislative Horizon
For the 2017 session, the Commission plans to support both funding and non-funding legislation that serves to increase access to the courts for low-income Texans.
Stories from the Frontlines
For millions of Texans, access to justice is more than a catch phrase. It’s how they keep their homes and their children. It’s what keeps them going.
Forms
Bridging the justice gap must include policies that help Texans help themselves. That’s why we advocate for easy-to-use forms that allow low-income Texans to handle simple legal matters when they can’t afford a lawyer.

ATJ In the News

The Tennessee Supreme Court has adopted a set of plain-language forms and instructions for use in uncontested divorces. Read more...

Our eyes set on the future

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.

...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.