Critical Legislative Session
The Texas Access to Justice Commission is focused on informing legislators about the dire funding and non-funded legislative related needs of the access to justice community.
Stories from the Frontlines
For millions of Texans, access to justice is more than a catch phrase. It’s how they keep their lives, their jobs, their homes, and their families secure. It’s what keeps them going.
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 Texas Access to Justice Commission quarterly meeting will be held Thursday, January 20, 2022, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm via Zoom.

An article from Daedalus, Winter 2019

Across the country, millions of people try to represent themselves in court. Abraham Lincoln had it right: “He who represents himself has a fool for a client.” But for many, there is no other choice.

...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.