Commercial litigator Talmage Boston sat down with attorney and bestselling author John Grisham in Dallas to talk about his new book, The Guardians, and the writing process behind it. The interview was conducted before a live audience for the Dallas Museum of Art Arts & Letters Live series and took place a day before Grisham delivered the keynote address at the Texas Access to Justice Foundation 35th Anniversary Dinner in Austin.
Best known for his legal thrillers such as The Firm and A Time to Kill, Grisham is also an advocate for access to justice, raising awareness about the importance of justice for all—even for those who can’t afford an attorney. The Texas Access to Justice Foundation, which was founded in 1984 by the Texas Supreme Court, administers funding for civil legal aid for indigent Texans. Since its inception, the foundation has granted nearly $770 million to legal aid organizations across Texas.