Today, legal aid offices are able to provide legal assistance to only one in five eligible Texans. By volunteering your time and expertise, you help more Texans get their voices heard.
As an attorney, consider taking on a pro bono case, giving advice at a legal aid clinic, or serving as a mentor. You can also support access to justice by speaking at CLE trainings for pro bono lawyers. For a list of opportunities in your area, visit www.probonotexas.org. For more information on pro bono and pro bono support services, visit www.texasbar.com/probono.
As a paralegal, law student, or community member, you can provide invaluable support to access to justice providers and clients through research, intake assistance, document preparation, translation and interpretation, fundraising, and more.
Attorneys, paralegals and law students can find information about the three Pro Bono Colleges, visit www.texasbar.com/probonocollege.
By supporting policies, rules and procedures that seek to remove barriers to the delivery of legal services to all Texans, regardless of income, you can help to enhance the quality of justice across our state.
Get involved with your local legal aid provider. Find out what is causing them problems and work together to find solutions and foster change.
Your financial support keeps the doors of our justice system open to the most vulnerable in our communities. Make a donation or consider becoming a Champion of Justice. For other giving opportunities, contact Trish McAllister at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For other questions about supporting access to justice in Texas, email us at email@example.com.