TAJF Recently in the News

Dec. 18, 2009

"Indigent litigants get help from legal aid grant" 
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Dec. 15, 2009

TAJF Awards New Grants for Pilot Projects Impacting the Texas Legal Delivery System 

Dec. 11, 2009

Speaker Straus Honored with Star of Justice Award for Access to Justice Efforts 

 

Dec. 7, 2009

"Need is up, funding plummets for legal aid"  Washington Post

Nov. 13, 2009

News about the FDIC's extended Transaction Account Guarantee (TAG) program

Nov. 9, 2009

Waco Banks Recognized for Supporting Legal Services to the Poor

October 23, 2009

Wentworth Lauded for Helping the Poor  San Antonio Express-News

Oct. 22, 2009

"Legal aid interns get experience, insight" Fort Worth Star-Telegram  

October 14, 2009

El Paso lawyer recognized for legal aid contributions  El Paso Times

August 17, 2009
Best Interest: Banks, Legislature and Texas Supreme Court Ease Legal Services Funding Crisis  Texas Lawyer

June 3, 2009

Legislature finds funding to bolster legal aid  Fort Worth Star-Telegram

May 28, 2009

"TAJF's 25th Anniversary Gala" Texas Bar Blog

May 28, 2009

Commission & Foundation Recognize Contributors at 25th Anniversary Gala

May 8, 2009

"Legal Aid Safety Net Unraveling" San Antonio Business Journal

April 26-May 2, 2009

Texas events for National Crime Victims Week

April 14, 2009

"Brother, Can You Spare a Lawyer" Southeast Texas Record

April 9, 2009

"Don't let the safety net unravel" Austin American-Statesman

April 8, 2009

"All It Takes Is One (at a Time)" San Antonio Lawyer Encourages All Texas Lawyers to Contribute

April 4, 2009

"Texas' legal aid system is at risk of collapsing" Corpus Christi Caller-Times

April 3, 2009

"Trouble in Triage" Texas Observer

April 2, 2009

"Legal aid for poor comes under threat" by Justice Harriet O'Neill, Houston Chronicle

April 1, 2009

"Texas must save legal aid program" by Justice Harriet O'Neill, Amarillo Globe News

Mar. 27, 2009

"Legal aid funding vital to at-risk Texans" by Justice Harriet O'Neill, San Antonio Express-News

Mar. 26, 2009

State Bar & Local Bar Associations Adopt Resolutions Supporting Funding for Legal Aid

Mar. 19, 2009

"Courthouse access crucial to the poor", San Antonio Express-News

Mar. 10, 2009

"Funding crisis cuts legal aid in Texas", El Paso, Inc.  

Feb. 28, 2009

"Justice should be recession proof", Dallas Morning News

Feb. 19, 2009

"Legal aid seeks $40 million from stimulus", AP - Houston Chronicle

"Legal aid programs seek cash", Austin American-Statesman

"Groups say legal aid for Texas poor facing funding shortfall", Austin Business Journal  

Feb. 18, 2009

"Economy's woes hit funding for legal aid", Austin American-Statesman

"Texas legal services face dramatic drop in funding ," Fort Worth Star-Telegram

"Legal aid unable to help everyone", KXAN TV - Austin  

"Legal Aid Gets In Line", Texas Observer

"Legal Aid Services Face Funding Crisis" KUT Radio

"Stimulus money urged to cure state's ailing legal aid system" Quorum Report

Poor Texans May Lose Legal Aid Services Due to Funding Crisis

Feb. 1, 2009

Editorial - "Sins of Omission: The Forgotten Poor", New York Times

Jan. 19, 2009

"Interest Rate Drop Has Dire Results for Legal Aid", New York Times

Jan. 13, 2009
Texas Supreme Court Orders Changes to IOLTA Rule Calculation Court Orders New Calculation for IOLTA Accounts

Jan. 2, 2009

 "Legal aid is crucial to a fair system"  San Antonio Express-News

Dec. 23, 2008

NPR Marketplace features Texas in "Legal aid funding on the decline"

Nov. 21, 2008
Texas Supreme Court Requires Attorneys to Place IOLTA Accounts at Eligible Banks

On Nov. 21, 2008, the FDIC extended its unlimited protection of non-interest bearing accounts under the Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program (TLGP) to include Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (IOLTA).  An individual client's funds deposited in IOLTA accounts are fully insured regardless of the amount.  This provision took place immediately and is valid through December 31, 2009. 

 

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Aug. 25, 2020

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