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May 04, 2017 - Press Release

Champions of Justice Gala Benefiting Veterans Raises $560,200

The Texas Access to Justice Commission with its co-sponsor, the State Bar of Texas, honored veterans throughout the state at the Champions of Justice Gala Benefiting Veterans last night at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin. More than $560,200 was raised to help provide civil legal services to low-income Texan veterans. Keynote speaker for the evening was the Honorable James A. Baker III.  More »

March 14, 2017 - Publications

Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault

Since the LASSA Network’s inception, legal aid has opened nearly 4,500 new cases involving survivors of sexual assault. The LASSA Network provides survivors of sexual assault with a wide range of free legal services from general advice to holistic, direct representation in civil legal matters stemming from sexual assault. 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 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 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 »

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