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
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.