Staff

Trish McAllister

Executive Director

Trish McAllister

Executive Director

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Trish McAllister has over 20 years of experience in the access to justice field.  Prior to joining the Commission, she served as the Executive Director of Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas, a non-profit pro bono legal service provider.  She also worked at Texas RioGrande Legal Aid where she was a regional team leader for the family law division handling domestic violence cases and then acting branch manager.  Prior to life as an attorney, she worked in the health care field as an executive of a tertiary care hospital in South Carolina and subsequently developed a subsidiary company for a national anesthesia group in Atlanta. 

Trish holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston School of Law and a Masters in Business Administration from Duke University.

Cathryn Ibarra

Civil Justice Attorney

Cathryn Ibarra

Civil Justice Attorney

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Cathryn Ibarra joined the Commission as a Civil Justice Attorney after working with the Legal Access Division of the State Bar of Texas to develop and support initiatives designed to improve the quality and quantity of access to justice for low-income people in Texas. Prior to working at the Bar, she pursued her passion for policy work as a legislative aide for Senator John Whitmire.

Cathryn received a B.A. in International Relations from Claremont McKenna College in California before returning to Texas to study law at St. Mary’s University.

Briana Stone

Civil Justice Attorney

Briana Stone

Civil Justice Attorney

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Briana Stone has over 15 years of experience in the access to justice field.  Before joining the Commission, she served as Regional Director for Texas Civil Rights Project, overseeing the El Paso and Midland-Odessa offices. Briana was also a staff attorney at Texas RioGrande Legal Aid in Austin, where, in addition to her caseload, she worked to expand services in rural areas. Her practice focused on civil and disability rights litigation, and she also dabbled in employment, immigration, special education, and juvenile justice.
 
Briana holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Northeastern University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Women’s Studies from Smith College.

Amanda Aubrey

Civil Justice Attorney

Amanda Aubrey

Civil Justice Attorney

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Amanda Aubrey joined the Commission as a Civil Justice Attorney after six years as a victims’ rights and family law attorney at Legal Action of Wisconsin, Inc.  As a career legal-aid attorney, Amanda has made working to ensure access to justice for low-income and underserved communities a cornerstone of her practice.  She has also served on the boards of directors for the Family Law, Civil Rights and Liberties, and Diversity & Inclusion sections of the State Bar of Wisconsin.

Amanda holds a B.S. in International Business and graduated cum laude from the David A. Clarke School of Law (formerly Antioch Law School) at the University of the District of Columbia.

Catherine Galloway

Program Developer

Catherine Galloway

Program Developer

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Catherine Galloway is a program developer at the Texas Access to Justice Commission and the Legal Access Division of the State Bar of Texas.  Prior to working as a program developer, she worked with the Communications Division and the Executive Department of the State Bar of Texas. Catherine earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Texas State University in San Marcos. 

David Bristow

Office Manager

David Bristow

Office Manager

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 Bio coming soon!

Courtney Wyrtzen

Project Coordinator

Courtney Wyrtzen

Project Coordinator

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Courtney Crow Wyrtzen joined the Commission staff in 2019 after a decade as a project manager, copywriter/editor, and social media manager in the web and mobile application design and development field. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology from the University of Texas at Austin.

We're Hiring!

Project Coordinator

We're Hiring!

Project Coordinator

We're hiring for a FT Project Coordinator in the Legal Access Division/Texas Access to Justice Commission. Learn more about the position and JOIN US!

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