Texas Access to Justice Commission Announces Winners of Service Awards

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Texas Access to Justice Commission
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As an attorney for The Posey Law Firm, PC in Austin, Texas, Jake Posey focuses on business law and government relations. A charitable individual, attorney Jake Posey supports several local endeavors, one of which is the Texas Access to Justice Commission.

Established in 2001 by the Supreme Court of Texas, the Texas Access to Justice Commission develops and implements plans to expand and enhance justice and civil legal matters for low-income individuals living in Texas. The organization also promotes policies and legislation that remove specific barriers to access from the Texas judicial system.

In July 2016, the organization announced the recipients of its Pro Bono Service and Deborah G. Hankinson awards at the State Bar of Texas 2016 Bar Leaders Conference in Houston. The Pro Bono Service Award recognizes local bar associations and state bar sections that created pro bono projects to aid low-income Texans. Winners included the State Bar of Texas Collaborative Law Section and Collaborative Divorce Texas, the El Paso Bar Association, and the Austin Bar Association.

The Deborah G. Hankinson Award honors bar associations and young lawyer affiliates that increase access to legal aid services or raise funds for legal aid providers. Winners include the Smith County Bar Association, the El Paso Bar Association, the Dallas Bar Association, and the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association.

Texas Access to Justice Commission Announces Winners of Service Awards