Contact the Texas Access to Justice Foundation

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 12886
Austin, Texas 78711-2886

Physical Address:
1601 Rio Grande, Ste. 351
Austin, Texas 78701

Phone: 512.320.0099 or 800.252.3401 (in Texas only)
Fax: 512.469.0112

Betty Balli Torres
Executive Director
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Jonathan Vickery
Associate Director
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Lisa Melton
Special Projects Manager
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Isaac Harrington
Program Officer
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Tamea Byrd
Director of Finance
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Kimberly Schmitt
Communications Manager
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Lisa Ayotte
Assistant to Executive Director
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Jeanine Lisa
Grants Administrative Assistant          
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Gina Richardson
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Ayesha White
Administrative Assistant         
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Supreme Court Appointments

Richard L. Tate, Chair
Richmond, Texas
Term Ends: 8/31/20

Deborah G. Hankinson, Vice Chair
Hankinson LLP
Dallas, Texas
Term Ends: 8/31/21

G. Joseph Barrientos, Treasurer
Hilliard Munoz Gonzales LLP
Corpus Christi, Texas
Term Ends: 8/31/22

Rod Edens  (public member)
PlainsCapital Bank
Austin, Texas 
Term Ends: 8/31/22

Margarita Sanchez (public member)
El Paso, Texas
Term Ends: 8/31/21

Lisa M. Tatum
LM Tatum, PLLC
San Antonio, Texas
Terms ends: 8/31/22

Carlos M. Zaffirini, Jr.
Adelanto HealthCare Ventures, L.L.C.
Austin, Texas
Terms ends: 8/31/21


State Bar of Texas Appointments

Perla Cavazos (public member)
Austin, Texas 

Term Ends: 5/31/21

Pete Gallego
Alpine, Texas 

Term Ends: 8/31/20

Roland K. Johnson
Harris, Finley & Bogle, P.C.
Fort Worth, Texas
Term ends: 8/31/20

Denise Scofield
Winston & Strawn
Houston, Texas
Term ends: 8/31/21

Kay Sim  (public member)
Dallas, Texas
Term Ends: 8/31/22

Terry O. Tottenham
Norton Rose Fulbright
Austin, Texas
Term ends: 8/31/22

Recent News


Sept. 12, 2019

David Insley Awarded Randall Chapman Fellowship

Aug. 12, 2019

John Grisham Will Be Special Guest at TAJF 35th Anniversary Dinner

June 10, 2019

Texas Capital Bank Joins Prime Partner Program

April 15, 2019

MidSouth Bank Joins Prime Partner Program

April 5, 2019

Sexual assault is more common than you think - by Justice Eva Guzman - Houston Chronicle

April 4, 2019

Legal Aid Provides a Lifeline for Victims - by Betty Balli Torres - Austin American-Statesman  

Dec. 18, 2018

Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Have Legal Aid Resources Available During the Holidays

Dec. 2018

Access to Justice For All Texas: 2018 Year-End Report 

Nov. 15, 2018

Perla Cavazos Appointed to TAJF Board of Directors

Nov. 7, 2018

Texas Veterans Legal Aid Week is Nov. 11-17

Oct. 18, 2018

Texas Rep. Oscar Longoria Honored with Legislative Hero Award

Sept. 10, 2018

Texas Brand Bank Joins Prime Partner Program

Sept. 5, 2018

Austin Capital Bank Joins Prime Partner Program



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