Please help improve the justice system for people like Amy.
As of November 2021, there are 516 COJ Society members, which is 90 more members than in 2020.
Our Champion of Justice Society has four giving levels, and membership is on a calendar-year basis. The benefits of each are listed below:
- Guardian member: $1,000 per year for 5 years
All of the Hero benefits plus tickets to the Champion of Justice Gala benefitting Veterans
- Hero member: $1,000 or more
All of the Defender benefits plus your name listed in the Texas Bar Journal and an invitation to the Pro Bono Week Reception in October
- Defender member: $500 - $999
All of the Advocate benefits plus recognition at the Champion of Justice Gala Benefitting Veterans, an invitation to the Access to Justice Reception honoring our Champion of Justice Society members at the State Bar’s Annual Meeting, program insert at Annual Meeting, and a lapel pin.
- Advocate member: $250 - $499
A Champion of Justice Society badge displayed next to your name on the State Bar of Texas "Find a Lawyer" page, a headshot featured in our Champions of Justice gallery, an individual shout out on our Facebook page, Commission Newsletter & camera ready art for your business cards, email, and website
The Commission also holds an annual Champions of Justice Firm Competition, during which firms encourage the individual lawyers within their firm to participate in the Justice for All Campaign by making Access to Justice Contributions. This is a fun and energetic way for firms to compete against each other while raising money for a great cause. Although the recognition is for the law firm, it is the individual lawyers within each firm who contribute, not the firm as an entity. Check out our “How It Works” guide. For more information or to participate, contact Project Coordinator, Patricia Griggs.
The Champion of Justice Society and the Champions of Justice Law Firm Awards are the Commission’s way of thanking the attorneys and law firms who champion and support the work of legal aid providers and other efforts to improve access to justice in our state for those who must proceed without a lawyer. Funding for these organizations has declined, while the need for legal aid has dramatically increased. We are very grateful to the members of the legal community who generously step up to help keep our legal system accessible to our most vulnerable Texans.
If you would like to learn more about the Champion of Justice Society or make a donation to support access to justice initiatives in our state, please contact Trish McAllister, at email@example.com. To view a gallery of members, visit our wall of champions.
To learn more about other ways you can support access to justice, visit our Giving Opportunities page.