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
Ext. 105

Jonathan Vickery
Associate Director &
Director of Grants
Ext. 110

Kimberly Schmitt
Communications Manager
Ext. 104

Director of Finance
Ext. 109

Isaac Harrington
Program Officer
Ext. 106

Dana Nelson
Program Officer
Ext. 107

Lisa Melton
Special Projects Manager
Ext. 112

Kelli Valbuena
Executive Assistant         
Ext. 102 

Ayesha White
Administrative Assistant         
Ext. 108 

Becca Hall
Grants Administrative Assistant         
Ext. 103 

Beth Rindfuss
Ext. 101

Supreme Court Appointments

Deborah G. Hankinson, Chair
Hankinson PLLC
Dallas, Texas
Term Ends: 8/31/26

G. Joseph Barrientos, Vice Chair
Hilliard Martinez Gonzales LLP
Corpus Christi, Texas
Term Ends: 8/31/25

Jose Aranda, Jr. (public member)
Eagle Pass, Texas
Term Ends: 8/31/26

Margarita Sanchez (public member)
El Paso, Texas
Term Ends: 8/31/24

Lisa M. Tatum
LM Tatum, PLLC
San Antonio, Texas
Terms ends: 8/31/25

Travis A. Torrence
Shell Oil Company
Houston, Texas
Terms ends: 8/31/26

Carlos M. Zaffirini, Jr.  
Adelanto HealthCare Ventures, L.L.C.
Austin, Texas
Terms ends: 8/31/24


State Bar of Texas Appointments

Perla Cavazos (public member)
Austin, Texas 

Term Ends: 8/31/24

Hon. Pete Gallego
Alpine, Texas 

Term Ends: 8/31/26

Roland K. Johnson, Treasurer
Harris, Finley & Bogle, P.C.
Fort Worth, Texas
Term ends: 8/31/26

Denise Scofield
Winston & Strawn
Houston, Texas
Term ends: 8/31/24

Kay Sim  (public member)
Dallas, Texas
Term Ends: 8/31/25

Terry O. Tottenham, Secretary
Norton Rose Fulbright
Austin, Texas
Term ends: 8/31/25

Recent News


October 31, 2023

TAJF honors contributions to access to justice at luncheon with Supreme Court

October 10, 2023

TAJF adds Aranda to board of directors; Hon. Deborah Hankinson reappointed as chair, Torrence reappointed 

July 13, 2023

Cendera Bank Joines Prime Partner Bank Program

June 12, 2023

TAJF Sponsors Five Equal Justice Works Fellows

June 1, 2023

Texas Access to Justice Commission renews statewide legal clinic initiative for Texas veterans

May 29, 2023

Capitol Credit Union Joins the Prime Partner Program  

May 17, 2023

Betty Balli Torres Receives Lifetime Achievement Award  

Apr. 25, 2023

Statewide Virtual Court Kiosk Project Launches to Improve Texans’ Access to Legal Aid Services

Nov. 29, 2022

Wells Fargo Joins the Prime Partner Program

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