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
...and Justice for All
We’ve all recited the pledge of allegiance, but millions of Texans don’t get justice because they can’t afford it. Make good on the pledge.
LEGAL ASSISTANCE HELPS US ALL
For many low-income Texans, legal representation means a place to live, access to health care, or a united family. Equal access to justice doesn’t just help people living in poverty. Justice for all is the foundation of a stable civil society.
A GREAT STATE NEEDS GREAT LAWYERS
Are you ready to Champion for Justice?
Funding for civil legal aid has dropped dramatically in recent years. We are grateful to our champions in the legal community who keep the doors to justice open through their commitment of time and financial support.
…AND ACCESS FOR ALL
“Equal justice under law is not merely a caption on the facade of the Supreme Court building; it is perhaps the most inspiring ideal of our society. It is one of the ends for which our entire legal system exists. It is fundamental that justice should be the same, in substance and availability, without regard to economic status.”
- Justice Lewis Powell, Jr.

ATJ in the News

The Associated Press highlights LawyerCorps Connecticut, a corporate-funded initiative which will place one legal fellow with each of the state’s legal aid providers.

2015 Access to Justice Campaign

Honor your pledge and contribute to the ATJ Campaign

2015 Pretrial Academy

The 2015 Pretrial Academy is scheduled June 10-12, 2015 at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin. Applications must be received by May 4, 2015.