April 26, 2018 - Press Release
Champions of Justice Gala Benefiting Veterans Raises $404,000
AUSTIN, Texas – 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 Benefitting Veterans last night at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin. More than $404,000 was raised to help provide civil legal services to low-income Texan veterans. The evening’s program featured Houston attorney Travis Sales, former President of the Houston Bar Association, who discussed the HBA’s Veterans Legal Initiative, and Baylor Law School Director Josh Borderud, who shared the law school’s Veterans program. Both initiatives spotlighted the tremendous needs of veterans and how their respective programs are helping veterans resolve their civil legal matters. Keynote speaker for the evening was the Honorable Nathan Hecht, the 27th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas. Chief Justice Hecht is active in the Court's efforts to assure that Texans living below the poverty level, as well as others with limited means, have access to basic civil legal services.