About the Texas Access to Justice Foundation

The Texas Access to Justice Foundation is the leading funder of legal aid in Texas. The organization is committed to the vision that all Texans will have equal access to justice, regardless of their income.

The Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was created by the Supreme Court of Texas in 1984 to administer the newly implemented Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (IOLTA) Program. Since then, TAJF has diversified its funding sources to include public funding and private donations.

The Foundation grants millions of dollars per year to approximately 40 organizations statewide that provide free civil legal assistance to low-income Texans. With TAJF grants, legal aid organizations provide free legal assistance in civil matters, such as protection from domestic violence and assistance with housing issues, to more than 100,000 low-income Texans each year. 

Recent News

 

Nov. 10, 2014

Nov. 10-14 is Texas Veterans Legal Aid Week

Nov. 6, 2014

Texas Vets Deserve Access to Justice System - Fort Worth Star-Telegram 

November 2014

November is Prime Partner Bank Recognition Month!

Oct. 30, 2014

LSC's 15th Annual Technology Initiative Grants Conference coming to San Antonio in January 2015  

Oct. 20, 2014

Pro Bono Week Celebrated at Texas Access to Justice Luncheon

Sept. 12, 2014

TAJF Announces Grants for Veterans' Legal Services

TAJF Announces Grants to 30 Nonprofits for Civil Legal Aid

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 

 

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