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October 25, 2017 - Press Release

Firms from across Texas honored as “Champions of Justice”

The Commission kicked off Texas Pro Bono Week during a reception honoring law firms and attorneys who support access to justice efforts in Texas. These firms were recognized for their outstanding support of the Justice for All Campaign, which supports and sustains legal aid programs. This year's Campaign raised more than $1,481,000 from more than 10,000 attorneys across Texas who made a voluntary Access to Justice contribution.  More »

August 01, 2017 - Press Release

Texas Senator Judith Zaffirini Appointed to the Texas Access to Justice Commission

AUSTIN, Texas - Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced his appointment of Senator Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, to the Texas Access to Justice Commission. Senator Zaffirini will assist the Commission in its efforts to expand civil legal aid resources to low-income Texans. More »

July 31, 2017 - Press Release

Bar leaders, associations celebrated for improving legal assistance to low-income Texans

Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman, liaison to the Texas Access to Justice Commission, presented Pro Bono Service and Deborah G. Hankinson awards on behalf of the Commission on July 29 at the Westin Galleria. Photos of the award recipients are available upon request. Contact Amy Starnes at astarnes@texasbar.com. More »

July 26, 2017 - Publications

Joe Jamail Endowment Aims to Support Free Legal Services for Texas Veterans

To honor Joe Jamail’s legacy, his commitment to justice and his commitment to veterans, I have worked with the Texas Access to Justice Foundation (TAJF) to launch the Joe Jamail Endowment for Veteran Legal Services. The Endowment will ensure that Texas veterans have access to the free legal help they need to successfully integrate back into civilian life and secure the rights and benefits for which they risked their lives. More »

July 14, 2017 - Publications

Looking for a good summer read? We've got just the book.

Inspiring. Moving. Infuriating. Motivating. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, a true story written by Bryan Stevenson, manages to inflict all of these feelings and more as one reads about the potential for mercy and redemption in our imperfect justice system. More »

July 14, 2017 - Publications

Back to our roots: The call to social justice

Law students interning with legal aid organizations reflect on their experiences -- and remind us why we went to law school in the first place.  More »

July 14, 2017 - Publications

Impacting Access to Justice One Bill at a Time: Legislative Session Wrap-Up

The 85th Legislative Regular Session ended May 29, but the impact from pro “access-to-justice” bills is just beginning.  More »

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Racial Equity Statement of the Texas Access to Justice Commission

The Texas Access to Justice Commission envisions a justice system that is fair, accessible, transparent, and responsive to the needs and lived realities of the diverse communities it serves regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, faith, immigration status, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity, or financial resources. Read the full statement: More »