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  • Justice For All: legal aid in action

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    I pledge allegiance to the Flag
    of the United States of America,
    and to the Republic for which it stands,
    one Nation under God, indivisible,
    with liberty and JUSTICE FOR ALL.

    With a hand over our heart, we have all made the pledge. For many of
    us, it’s those final words – Justice For All – that echo loudest.

    Yet millions of Texans don’t have access to this fundamental and deeply
    American right of justice. Not because they don’t believe in it or
    don’t deserve it. It’s simply because they can’t afford it.

    The Texas Access to Justice Commission invites you to make good on that
    pledge with your contribution to the 2015 Access to Justice Campaign.

    Last year, over $1.16 million was raised from just 7.5 percent of
    licensed Texas attorneys. But this year – our fourth year of this
    campaign – our goal is higher.

    We want to double participation to 15 percent in 2015, and together we
    can get there.

    Honor your pledge of Justice For All – make the suggested $150 ATJ
    contribution now or on your annual State Bar dues statement. Or, join
    our Champion of Justice Society, created to recognize those who wish to
    show their strong support of access to justice at gifts of $250 or more.

    “Access to justice for all is a righteous cause,” Chief Justice Nathan
    Hecht said in his State of the Judiciary address this year. “Justice
    for only those who can afford it is neither justice for all nor justice
    at all.”

    The funding gathered by the Texas Access to Justice Commission goes to
    legal services offices, faith-based service providers, law school
    clinics, and respected nonprofit organizations that have the resources
    and staff to serve the civil legal needs of low-income Texans.

    These funds help women and children suffering from abuse, veterans
    struggling to survive in their own country, and families desperate to
    complete basic legal documents necessary for survival. Show less
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