When hundreds of children were removed from the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints compound, hundreds of Texas attorneys stepped up to provide legal representation to the children at no charge.
The Texas Bar Foundation has made a $25,000 donation to the Texas Access to Justice Foundation to help reimburse the pro bono lawyers for some of their expenses.
The Texas Access to Justice Foundation (www.teajf.org), created by the Supreme Court of Texas in 1984, is the primary state-based funding source for the provision of civil legal aid in Texas. The Foundation administers a variety of funding sources, which are earmarked to assist nonprofit organizations in providing legal aid to approximately 100,000 Texans each year.
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