Tag Archives: Texas Access to Justice Foundation

Chief Justice Hecht, Texas legal aid leaders honored by National Legal Aid & Defender Association

The National Legal Aid & Defender Association, or NLADA, honored and featured several notable Texans at its annual conference at the Westin Galleria in Houston in November. The event celebrates, advocates for, and educates on access to justice, bringing together legal aid and indigent defense lawyers from across the U.S.… Continue Reading

Champions of Justice Gala Benefiting Veterans raises $404,000

Veterans across Texas were honored at the Champions for Justice Gala Benefitting Veterans on April 25. More than $404,000 was raised to provide civil legal services to low-income Texas veterans at the event. The gala, co-sponsored by the Texas Access to Justice Commission and the State Bar of Texas, was held at the AT&T Executive Education … Continue Reading

Texas Access to Justice Foundation announces David Hall Fellowship program

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 … Continue Reading

Foundation’s ‘Remembering Our Heroes’ campaign honors veterans, active duty military

The Texas Access to Justice Foundation launched a new campaign to benefit the Joe Jamail Endowment for Veteran Legal Services, a fund created to ensure Texas veterans have fair and equitable access to the justice system. “Remembering Our Heroes” will allow the endowment’s contributors to make donations in name of military veterans—living or deceased—and active … 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

Events planned across state for Texas Veterans Legal Aid Week

Local bar associations, law schools, attorneys, and legal aid organizations across the state are providing free civil legal assistance to veterans November 6-12 for Texas Veterans Legal Aid Week. Texas has the second-highest population of veterans in the nation, and the Department of Veterans Affairs reports that legal issues account for five of the top … Continue Reading

Grant expands legal services for Austin-area veterans

The Austin Bar has announced plans to expand its ongoing Veterans Free Legal Advice Clinic in Travis County and launch additional clinics in Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Gillespie, Hays, and Williamson counties. Funding for the expansion comes from a $127,800 grant provided by the Texas Access to Justice Foundation. According to a release issued by … Continue Reading

Access to Justice Foundation celebrates 30 years of service

Catherine Robb, of counsel to Haynes and Boone and granddaughter of the late President Lyndon Baines Johnson. On Jan. 23, guests gathered inside the 10th Floor Atrium of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library, away from the incoming ice storm, to hear a distinguished group of panelists discuss the history and importance of access to … Continue Reading
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