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.
...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.
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.
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.
“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.

2015 Pretrial Academy

For three days, attorneys from legal aid organizations across the state gathered at the University of Texas law school to learn from some of the most experienced trial lawyers in Texas.

2015 Access to Justice Campaign

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2015: A year to remember for ATJ

We built a coalition of support for several changes to the legal system that will help low-income Texans get the justice they’ve always deserved.