On Thursday, Jan. 23, the Texas Access to Justice Foundation will kick off the celebration of its 30th anniversary by hosting a panel discussion on the evolution of legal services in Texas. Distinguished members of the panel include U.S. Congressman Pete Gallego of the 23rd District of Texas, Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht, and Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow. The event takes place from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. at the 10th Floor Atrium of the LBJ Presidential Library (2313 Red River St., Austin 78705). A reception will follow.

In 1984, the Texas Supreme Court created the nonprofit Texas Access to Justice Foundation to support legal aid efforts throughout the state. Using funding from the Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (IOLTA) Program, as well as public funding and private donations, TAJF gives millions of dollars each year to various organizations that provide pro bono legal services to low-income populations.    

If you would like to attend the panel discussion and reception, please RSVP by Jan. 15 by contacting Lisa Ayotte at layotte@teajf.org or (512) 320-099, ext. 102. For more information, go to teajf.org.