LSC Updates – Texas High Court Holds Hearing on Civil Legal Services

All nine justices of the Texas Supreme Court convened in the state capital on Dec. 10, for the court’s third public hearing since 2000 on civil legal services for the poor. While many state courts have become actively involved in improving access to justice in recent years, the Texas court led the way by holding some of the first statewide hearings on the issue and by appointing one of the country’s first access to justice commissions-a broad-based group dedicated to expanding the availability of civil legal services.

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