Learn how you can help increase funding for civil legal services for poor and low-income Texans.

The Texas Access to Justice Commission and the Texas Access to Justice Foundation took up the cy pres challenge presented by the Report when it created a joint Court Awards Strategies Committee in 2008 to explore cy pres and other innovative ways of securing additional funding streams for civil legal services. The Court Awards Strategies Committee, chaired by Houston attorney Tom Godbold, set the goal of reaching out, educating and informing a variety of groups - bar associations, mediators, members of the judiciary, groups of trial lawyers, etc. about cy pres and its’ use for funding civil legal aid.