Texas Access to Justice Commission Raises New Funds for Veterans

 

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Texas Access to Justice Commission
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Since 2006, Jake Posey has served as an attorney and counselor at The Posey Law Firm in Austin, Texas, where he concentrates in business law and government relations. In addition to his practice, Attorney Jake Posey supports several professional legal organizations, such as the Texas Access to Justice Commission (TAJC).

The Texas Access to Justice Commission is a group appointed by the Supreme Court of Texas to help Texans with low incomes gain greater access to the court system. In this effort, the organization seeks to help citizens with financial needs, including veterans, benefit from legal representation, whether in the form of pro bono assistance or cost mitigation.

In 2017, TAJC announced that its Champions of Justice Gala Benefitting Veterans event had raised $560,200. This adds to the more than $3 million in funding that the event has generated, all of which will help furnish civil legal services for low income Texan veterans.

While the gala proved to be another notable success, the organization recognizes that 90 percent of people in Texas, including veterans and civilians, who qualify for this type of aid have not yet received assistance. For information on how to get involved, visit www.texasatj.org.

Texas Access to Justice Commission Raises New Funds for Veterans

Texas Access to Justice Commission Announces Winners of Service Awards

Texas Access to Justice Commission pic
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