The Commission promotes a high quality of legal representation for indigent clients through training opportunities for judges, legal aid lawyers, pro bono attorneys, and court staff from all parts of the state. We provide judges the opportunity to learn about trends in legal practices that can help alleviate the justice gap. We train legal aid attorneys to become more effective litigators and to use technology in ways that assist the largest number of people. We teach court staff innovative ways to work with a high volume of pro se litigants. And, we provide pro bono attorneys with skills to use their time and knowledge to effectively serve the poor.
The Commission’s training opportunities target both legal aid organizations and the broader legal community.
The 2020 Trial Academy is scheduled June 2-5 in Austin.