Access To Justice

  • Legal Access Department

    The State Bar of Texas is committed to ensuring that all Texans, regardless of income, have access to our courts. The Legal Access Department provides support to legal service programs and volunteer attorneys.

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  • Pro Bono Training and Events

    The Legal Access Division sponsors the Poverty Law Conference and the Pro Bono Coordinators Retreat annually. Additionally, LAD offers six task forces for legal aid and pro bono attorneys in a variety of practice areas.

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  • Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans

    TLTV is a State Bar of Texas program designed to develop and assist with pro bono legal clinics throughout the state for military veterans who otherwise cannot afford or do not have access to the legal services they need.

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  • Pro Bono College

    The Pro Bono College recognizes attorneys who have far exceeded the State Bar’s aspirational pro bono goal in their efforts to address the vast unmet legal needs of the poor.

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Pro Bono Texas

Communication Access Fund

The Communication Access Fund reimburses attorneys for sign language interpreters, Computer Assisted Real-Time Transcription, braille documents, and other aids and services.

Pro Bono Awards

The State Bar of Texas celebrates legal professionals who generously donate their time to help people in need. Each year the Legal Services to the Poor in Civil Matters Committee and the Legal Services to the Poor in Criminal Matters Committee recognize deserving individuals, groups, or entities that perform exceptional work in the field of legal services to the poor.

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Volunteer Partners

The State Bar of Texas partners with various legal organizations to offer valuable services and programs, such as the Pro Bono Institute and Corporate Pro Bono, to those in need of legal assistance but can’t afford it.

Pro Bono Mentor Program

Attorneys participating in the Pro Bono Mentor Program can earn up to five hours of participatory MCLE credit, including one hour of ethics, annually.

Student Loan Repayments

The State Bar of Texas encourages recent law school graduates to work for Texas legal aid organizations. As such, the bar supports the Texas Access to Justice Foundation in its efforts to provide student loan repayment assistance for nonprofit attorneys.

New Opportunity Volunteer Attorney (NOVA) Pro Bono Program

Learn more about this program that allows retired, inactive, emeritus or out-of-state-licensed attorneys to provide pro bono services to fellow Texans.

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