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Texas Supreme Court congratulates first TOJI cohort

The 10 members of the first cohort of the Texas Opportunity & Justice Incubator received words of support and encouragement from the Texas Supreme Court on June 13, 2017. Justice Phil Johnson spoke to the group gathered in the courtroom and reminded them of their important role in helping those who need access to justice. … Continue Reading

Texas Access to Justice groups talk civil legal aid at Capitol breakfast

Representatives of the Texas Access to Justice Foundation and Texas Access to Justice Commission, state government, and the Texas Supreme Court spoke about the importance of improving low-income Texans and veterans’ access to civil legal help at a breakfast January 26 at the Capitol. State Rep. Sarah Davis, who serves as a liaison to the … Continue Reading

Texas Supreme Court chief justice delivers State of the Judiciary

Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht delivered the State of the Judiciary on February 1 to a joint session of the state legislature, touching on issues including judicial security and compensation, access to justice, electronic records, and the bail system. “As important as it is for courts to be efficient, it is more … Continue Reading

Champions of Justice Gala raises over $334,000 for veterans

The 2016 Champions of Justice Gala Benefitting Veterans raised more than $334,000 to help provide civil legal services to low-income Texan veterans, the Texas Access to Justice Commission reported. The seventh annual gala, held Wednesday, has raised nearly $2.5 million since its inception. The State Bar of Texas underwrites the event to ensure that proceeds … Continue Reading

State Bar, Chief Justice Hecht promote importance of mentoring

The Professionalism Committee of the State Bar of Texas has joined with Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht for a video on the importance of mentoring and professionalism — and to promote the Transition to Practice program. The program matches newly licensed lawyers with experienced attorneys who volunteer their time and experience to … Continue Reading

Board now accepting online pro hac vice fee payment; will soon allow online filing of declarations and applications for bar exam

Law students filing Declarations of Intention to Study Law and graduates planning to sit for the Texas Bar Examination will soon be able to file their applications and payments online. The Texas Board of Law Examiners ultimately plans to make online filing and payment mandatory since the Supreme Court approved rule changes authorizing it to … Continue Reading

Texas commission set to begin operations in September

The Supreme Court of Texas has appointed nine members to serve staggered terms on the newly created Judicial Branch Certification Commission. Beginning Sept. 1, 2014, certification, registration, licensing, and compliance functions for court reporters and court reporting firms, professional guardians, process servers, and licensed court interpreters will be combined, fitting into the JBCC. The Court … Continue Reading
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