The Texas Access to Justice Foundation recently announced the creation of the David Hall Fellowship program for legal aid attorneys.

TAJF will fund and administer the four-year fellowship for an attorney to provide civil legal services to the 68 counties covered by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid.

The fellowship honors David Hall, who led TRLA for 42 years before his retirement in 2017. TRLA is the nation’s third-largest legal aid provider, serving 25,000 people annually.

“David Hall’s work in civil legal aid is legendary, and has improved access to justice for thousands of Texans in poverty,” said Richard L. Tate, chair of the Texas Access to Justice Foundation Board of Directors. “This fellowship will be a lasting reminder of David’s past and future impact on the lives of disadvantaged Texans along our border.”

Fellowship details and eligibility guidelines are currently under development. For updates and more information, go to