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September 01, 2015 - Blog

10 Ways the Texas Legislature Bridged the Justice Gap

It’s with a great deal of gratitude that we look to the many ways the lawmakers of the 84th Texas Legislature made justice a little bit easier to find for the millions of low-income Texans that can’t afford a lawyer. More »

June 24, 2015 - Publications

Funding Success at the Capitol

Thanks to the support of our State’s leadership and our Legislature, thousands more low-income Texans will get the legal help they need and deserve through civil legal aid funding. For those Texans served, access to the justice system in our State will be a reality. More »

June 24, 2015 - Publications

Helping Texans Keep What’s Theirs: An Easy Guide

The Texas Access to Justice Commission and other access to justice institutions, under the leadership of the Supreme Court, worked hard during the past legislative session on both funding and non-funding efforts with great success. Access to justice will be improved because of the actions of the Legislature.  More »

June 24, 2015 - Publications

2015: A year to remember for access to justice

Working with judges, lawyers, legal advocates, legislators, their staff and many other very smart people, we built a coalition of support for several changes to the legal system that will help low-income Texans get the justice they’ve always deserved. More »

June 24, 2015 - Publications

Annual Gala for Veterans Raises $401,600

The event is focused on veterans because as keynote speaker and University of Texas System Chancellor William H. McRaven said: For those Americans who risk everything in service to their country, there should be no barriers to justice once they return home. More »

June 24, 2015 - Publications

Law School Grads Change Lives through Fellowship

Since 2002, the Texas Access to Justice Foundation, as part of its commitment to ensuring access to justice, has sponsored a postgraduate fellowship program with Equal Justice Works. Recent law school graduates develop new and innovative legal projects that impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance. More »

June 19, 2015 - Publications

Legal aid lawyers hone skills at annual training

For three days, attorneys from legal aid organizations across the state gathered at the University of Texas law school to learn from some of the most experienced trial lawyers in Texas. They came to participate in the Texas Access to Justice Commission’s Pre-Trial Academy, an annual training aimed at lawyers representing the state’s most vulnerable clients. More »