TAJF Recently in the News

Dec. 18, 2009

"Indigent litigants get help from legal aid grant" 
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Dec. 15, 2009

TAJF Awards New Grants for Pilot Projects Impacting the Texas Legal Delivery System 

Dec. 11, 2009

Speaker Straus Honored with Star of Justice Award for Access to Justice Efforts 


Dec. 7, 2009

"Need is up, funding plummets for legal aid"  Washington Post

Nov. 13, 2009

News about the FDIC's extended Transaction Account Guarantee (TAG) program

Nov. 9, 2009

Waco Banks Recognized for Supporting Legal Services to the Poor

October 23, 2009

Wentworth Lauded for Helping the Poor  San Antonio Express-News

Oct. 22, 2009

"Legal aid interns get experience, insight" Fort Worth Star-Telegram  

October 14, 2009

El Paso lawyer recognized for legal aid contributions  El Paso Times

August 17, 2009
Best Interest: Banks, Legislature and Texas Supreme Court Ease Legal Services Funding Crisis  Texas Lawyer

June 3, 2009

Legislature finds funding to bolster legal aid  Fort Worth Star-Telegram

May 28, 2009

"TAJF's 25th Anniversary Gala" Texas Bar Blog

May 28, 2009

Commission & Foundation Recognize Contributors at 25th Anniversary Gala

May 8, 2009

"Legal Aid Safety Net Unraveling" San Antonio Business Journal

April 26-May 2, 2009

Texas events for National Crime Victims Week

April 14, 2009

"Brother, Can You Spare a Lawyer" Southeast Texas Record

April 9, 2009

"Don't let the safety net unravel" Austin American-Statesman

April 8, 2009

"All It Takes Is One (at a Time)" San Antonio Lawyer Encourages All Texas Lawyers to Contribute

April 4, 2009

"Texas' legal aid system is at risk of collapsing" Corpus Christi Caller-Times

April 3, 2009

"Trouble in Triage" Texas Observer

April 2, 2009

"Legal aid for poor comes under threat" by Justice Harriet O'Neill, Houston Chronicle

April 1, 2009

"Texas must save legal aid program" by Justice Harriet O'Neill, Amarillo Globe News

Mar. 27, 2009

"Legal aid funding vital to at-risk Texans" by Justice Harriet O'Neill, San Antonio Express-News

Mar. 26, 2009

State Bar & Local Bar Associations Adopt Resolutions Supporting Funding for Legal Aid

Mar. 19, 2009

"Courthouse access crucial to the poor", San Antonio Express-News

Mar. 10, 2009

"Funding crisis cuts legal aid in Texas", El Paso, Inc.  

Feb. 28, 2009

"Justice should be recession proof", Dallas Morning News

Feb. 19, 2009

"Legal aid seeks $40 million from stimulus", AP - Houston Chronicle

"Legal aid programs seek cash", Austin American-Statesman

"Groups say legal aid for Texas poor facing funding shortfall", Austin Business Journal  

Feb. 18, 2009

"Economy's woes hit funding for legal aid", Austin American-Statesman

"Texas legal services face dramatic drop in funding ," Fort Worth Star-Telegram

"Legal aid unable to help everyone", KXAN TV - Austin  

"Legal Aid Gets In Line", Texas Observer

"Legal Aid Services Face Funding Crisis" KUT Radio

"Stimulus money urged to cure state's ailing legal aid system" Quorum Report

Poor Texans May Lose Legal Aid Services Due to Funding Crisis

Feb. 1, 2009

Editorial - "Sins of Omission: The Forgotten Poor", New York Times

Jan. 19, 2009

"Interest Rate Drop Has Dire Results for Legal Aid", New York Times

Jan. 13, 2009
Texas Supreme Court Orders Changes to IOLTA Rule Calculation Court Orders New Calculation for IOLTA Accounts

Jan. 2, 2009

 "Legal aid is crucial to a fair system"  San Antonio Express-News

Dec. 23, 2008

NPR Marketplace features Texas in "Legal aid funding on the decline"

Nov. 21, 2008
Texas Supreme Court Requires Attorneys to Place IOLTA Accounts at Eligible Banks

On Nov. 21, 2008, the FDIC extended its unlimited protection of non-interest bearing accounts under the Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program (TLGP) to include Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (IOLTA).  An individual client's funds deposited in IOLTA accounts are fully insured regardless of the amount.  This provision took place immediately and is valid through December 31, 2009. 


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We're Hiring a Program Officer & Development Director

Nov. 17, 2015

Western Bank Joins Prime Partner Program

Nov. 17, 2015

TAJF Honors Jim Harrington with Kleinman Award

Nov. 6, 2015

Nathan L. Hecht and William H. McRaven: It’s our turn to help veterans - Dallas Morning News

Nov. 4, 2015

Nov. 9- 13 is Texas Veterans Legal Aid Week

Oct. 26, 2015

Pro Bono Week Celebrated at Texas Access to Justice Luncheon

Oct. 1, 2015

TAJF Announces Grants for Veterans' Legal Services

Sept. 8, 2015

Two New Members Appointed to the TAJF Board

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


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