Attorneys

Texas attorneys play a vital role in ensuring that all Texans are afforded equal access to the justice system. From making charitable contributions to legal aid organizations to providing pro bono or reduced-fee legal advice and representation, Texas attorneys consistently demonstrate their commitment on an ongoing basis to the provision of civil legal aid to low-income men, women and children.

Whether an attorney is a partner in a large law firm or a front line legal aid advocate, his or her contributions make a significant difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of Texans each year.

Another way attorneys contribute to civil legal services in Texas is through the Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts Program. The program, which is mandatory in Texas, generates millions of dollars annually to fund the provision of civil legal services to the poor.

Trust account requirements

Choose an eligible financial institution


FDIC Insurance Coverage of IOLTA accounts set to change Jan. 1, 2013

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Important Information for lawyers who accept credit card payments -  Effective Jan. 1, 2013

Please read the information concerning a potential witholding of 28% from credit card transactions if your tax ID number and name do not match information on file with the IRS.  Important Information for Lawyers Who Accept Credit Card Payments

 

 

Recent News

 

June 16, 2021

Texas Legislature Provides Funding for the State's Legal Aid System

May 11, 2021

TAJF Executive Director honored with national Innovations in Equal Justice Award

Apr. 15, 2021

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Mar. 3, 2021

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Nov. 5, 2020

Texas Veterans Legal Aid Week goes virtual, free clinics held Nov. 9 - 13

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Oct. 1, 2020

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Sept. 22, 2020

Hispanic Issues Section Raises Funds for Legal Aid

Sept. 2, 2020

TAJF Adds Houston Attorney Travis Torrence to Board

Aug. 25, 2020

TAJF Names Former Texas Supreme Court Justice Deborah Hankinson as Board Chair

Aug. 12, 2020

TAJF Sponsors Five Equal Justice Works Fellows

Aug. 10, 2020

American Bar Association Appoints TAJF Executive Director to New Positions

June 25, 2020

Nearly 50 Prime Partner Banks Remain Committed to Funding Civil Legal Aid

June 9, 2020

No Justice, No Peace - By Betty Balli Torres

May 21, 2020

Jamail Endowment Supporting Legal Services for Texas Veterans Reaches $1M  

 

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