Media Releases

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Dec. 4, 2016

TAJF: Your Return on Investment - A year-end snapshot 

Nov. 4, 2016

Nov. 6-12 is Texas Veterans Legal Aid Week   

Oct. 25, 2016

TAJF Luncheon Kicks Off Pro Bono Week: ATJ Community Honors Legislative Heroes  

Sept. 19, 2016

Carlos M. Zaffirini, Jr., Apppointed to TAJF Board of Directors  

Sept. 14, 2016

TAJF Names 2016 Equal Justice Works Fellows

Aug. 22, 2016

Parenting Order Legal Line: Increasing Parenting Time for the Benefit of Children - ABA Dialogue 

Aug. 10, 2016

Legal aid groups aid to help poor families make smart decisions - KERA 

July 8, 2016

Help for sexual assault survivors - Corpus Christi Caller-Times  

July 8, 2016

One reason so many veterans are homeless? They can't afford lawyers. - Washington Post

June 6, 2016

Investing in Justice: Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault. - Philanthropy Southwest

May 19, 2016

Undue process: Poor people lose homes, children and money without a lawyer -

May 18, 2016

Military Sexual Assault Victims Discharged After Filing Complaints - Time 

May 9, 2016

Rape survivors on a mission to help others... - Dallas Morning News  

Apr. 6, 2016

Texas Legal Hotline Now Available for Sexual Assault Survivors

Feb. 22, 2016

North East Texas Credit Union Joins Prime Partner Program

Dec. 16, 2015

Statement on Fed Funds Rate Increase and Impact on IOLTA

Nov. 17, 2015

Western Bank Joins Prime Partner Program2015

July 30, 2015

TAJF Awards More Than $63 Million in Grants to 30 Legal Organizations for 2015-17

July 3, 2015

TAJF accepting new grant applications for legal services for victims of sexual assault and veterans

June 16, 2015

TAJF Names 2015 Equal Justice Works Fellows

June 3, 2015

Texas Legislature Provides Funding for State's Legal Aid System

May 17, 2015

All Texans should have access to the justice system - McAllen Monitor

May 6, 2015

HB 1079 Moves to Senate -- Addresses Critical Legal Aid Funding Shortfall

May 4, 2015

Editorial: Texas must expand funding for legal aid - Dallas Morning News

March 31, 2015

More state money is needed to provide legal representation for the poor - Austin American Statesman

March 18, 2015

Legal aid for poor merits legislative approval - San Antonio Express-News

Feb. 18, 2015

Legal Aid Funding Shortfall Creates Risk for Texans and the State - Highlights of Press Conference

Feb. 13, 2015

Press Conference on Legal Aid Funding to be held Feb. 18 at the Capitol



Sept. 12, 2014

TAJF Announces Grants for Veterans' Legal Services

Sept. 3, 2014

Statement from the Chair on Bank of America Settlement, Funding Legal Aid

July 31, 2014

Free Statewide Legal Services to Be Available Remotely on Texas DACA Day

July 1, 2014

Justice Guzman to lead Court's Access to Justice Efforts 

June 6, 2014

Texas DACA Day to be Held Aug. 16  

March 10, 2014

Growing Number of Texas Lawyers are Banking on Justice - Public News Service

Jan. 30, 2014

TAJF Honors William O. Whitehurst for Efforts in IOLTA Program's Beginning

Jan. 17, 2014

TAJF Marks 30th Anniversary, Joins With LSC For Panel, Texas Pro Bono Service Awards

January 2014

TAJF Turns 30 this year! See information about our Anniversary Kickoff Event, Jan. 23


December 2013

Read about "Success Stories" 2013 and how you can help TAJF write new stories 

Nov. 19, 2013

Texas Corporate Counsel Community Raises $48,000 for Civil Legal Services

Nov. 18, 2013

State Bar of Texas Announces Move to a Prime Partner Bank

November 2013

Serving the Legal Needs of Those Who Served - Veterans Day 2013

November 2013

November is Prime Partner Bank Recognition Month!

Oct. 29, 2013

TAJF Seeks Director of Finance

Oct. 22, 2013

National Pro Bono Week Kickoff Event Honors New Supreme Court Justice and Access to Justice Supporters

Oct. 18, 2013

The application period for the Texas Equal Justice Works Fellowship program has been extended to Dec. 1

Sept. 13, 2013

TAJF Announces 2013-14 Grant Awards

Sept. 10, 2013

TAJF Announces 2013 Texas Equal Justice Works Fellows

Sept. 4, 2013

Ferguson and Tottenham appointed to TAJF Board

July 19, 2013

TAJF Announces Grants for Veterans' Legal Services

May 28, 2013

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

May 16, 2013

Fort Bend County Banks Receive Prime Partners in Justice Award

April 21-27, 2013

TAJF Recognizes National Crime Victims' Week

April 24, 2013

Champions of Justice Gala Raises More Than $338,000 for Legal Services to Veterans

April 21-27, 2013

TAJF Recognizes National Crime Victims' Week

March  1, 2013

Statement from TAJF Chair on Effects of Sequester Funding Cuts to Legal Aid

February 20, 2013

Legal Aid Funding Shortfall & Legislative Solutions Announced

February 20, 2013

New report on economic impact of legal aid released today

February 18, 2013

Press Conference to Held Feb. 20 at the Capitol


December 21, 2012

FDIC Insurance Coverage May Change Jan. 1 for IOLTA Accounts

December 19, 2012

Rep. Elliott Naishtat honored with Legislative Hero Award

December 11, 2012

TAJF Chair Earns Prestigious National Award

December 6, 2012

Important Info for Attorneys Who Accept Credit Card Payments

December, 2012

TAJF is now on Twitter, @TxAccessJustice  

November 29, 2012

The National Banks of Central Texas join the Prime Partner Program

November 9, 2012

Letter to the Editor: Honoring Veterans

November 5, 2012

November is Prime Prime Partner Bank Month!

November 1, 2012

Carol M. Barger Appointed to TAJF Board

October 26, 2012

Rep. Thompson Receives Legislative Hero Award

October 23, 2012

National Pro Bono Week Kickoff in Texas

October 10, 2012

Sen. Hinojosa and Rep. Hunter Honored for Access to Justice Efforts

October 4, 2012

Texas Rep. Otto Receives Legislative Hero Award

October 4, 2012

TAJF Names 2012 Equal Justice Works Fellows

October 2012

Letter to the Editor: Domestic Violence Awareness Month   

September 2012

Information for Texas Lawyers Who Accept Credit Cards


August 8, 2012

TAJF Announces Grant Awards for Veterans' Legal Services

August 6, 2012

Texas Exchange Bank Becomes New Prime Partner

June 21, 2012

Legal Help for the Poor in "State of Crisis" -- NPR

June 11, 2012

Reps. Hartnett & Madden Honored with Legislative Hero Award

May 25, 2012

Remembering Those Who Have Served -  Legal Aid Programs for Veterans

May 25, 2012

TAJF Honors San Angelo Prime Partner Banks  

May 2, 2012

Champions of Justice Gala Raises $413,000 for Legal Services for Low-Income Texas Veterans

April 5, 2012

Sen. Jose Rodriguez Honored with Legislative Hero Award

Mar. 22, 2012

TAJF Presents Prime Partner Awards to Collin County Banks

Mar. 9, 2012

TAJF Presents Prime Partner Award to Two Amarillo-Area Banks

Feb. 28, 2012

Awards Presented to Laredo Judges and Lawyers for Pro Bono Efforts in Conjunction with Texas Supreme Court Visit

Feb. 24, 2012

Texas Rep. Jim Pitts Receives the Texas Access to Justice Legislative Hero Award

Feb. 16, 2012

Texas Senator Robert Duncan Receives the Texas Access to Justice Legislative Hero Award

Jan. 27, 2012

Statement on News Regarding the Hold on Low Interest Rates and the Effect on Legal Aid Programs

Dec. 15, 2011

Texas Senator Kirk Watson to Receive Texas Access to Justice Legislative Hero Award

Nov. 15, 2011

Statement on Funding Cuts to Texas LSC-funded Legal Aid Programs

Nov. 4, 2011

State Bar Gives $1.75 Million for Student Loan Repayment Program

Oct. 25, 2011

Texas Joins in National Pro Bono Celebration: Supreme Court of Texas Issues Resolution

Oct. 3, 2011

Rep. Pete Gallego Reappointed to TAJF Board

Sept. 29, 2011

Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section Donates $30,000 to TAJF

Sept. 27, 2011

First State Bank (Ennis) Becomes Prime Partner

Sept. 13, 2011

First State Bank of Mineral Wells Becomes Prime Partner

Sept. 7, 2011

Roland Johnson Appointed to TAJF Board of Directors

Aug. 29, 2011

Tate Reappointed Chair of TAJF Board of Directors

July 21, 2011

Commission and Foundation Applaud the Texas Legislature for Providing Funding for State's Legal Aid System

June 27, 2011

Texas Legislature Issues Joint Resolution Commending the State Supreme Court for Its Efforts to Preserve Access to Justice for All Texans in Legislature

June 24, 2011
Texas Access to Justice Foundation Honors Senator John Cornyn for Access to Justice Efforts

June 4, 2011
Statement from Harry M. Reasoner and Richard L. Tate on Status of Legal Aid Funding in Legislature

May 2, 2011
TAJF Presents Prime Partner Awards to Four Lubbock-Area Banks

Apr. 27, 2011
Champions of Justice Gala Raises Funds for Texas Veterans

Mar. 3, 2011
Rep. Raymond Honored with Texas Access to Justice Legislative Hero Award

Continued Legal Aid Funding Crisis Puts Poor Texans and the State at Risk - February 16, 2011


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Recent News


Nov. 10 , 2021

Legal Aid Crucial for Veterans - Chief Justice Nathan Hecht, Justice Chari Kelly, San Antonio Express-News

Aug. 25, 2021

TAJF Receives $20 Million from TDHCA to Provide COVID-related Housing Legal Services

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

Help sexual assault survivors and support legal aid - Justice Eva Guzman, Houston Chronicle

Mar. 3, 2021

Hurting from the pandemic and storm, more Texans need legal aid - Chief Justice Nathan Hecht, Austin American-Statesman

Nov. 5, 2020

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

Oct. 21, 2020

Stop TX Eviction Launches to Keep Renters Housed

Oct. 1, 2020

TAJF Creates New Tate Rural Justice Fellowship

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


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