June 20, 2016

Self-Represented Litigant Project honored by Texas Access to Justice Commission with Pro Bono Service Award

The Austin Bar in Action’s Self-Represented Litigant Project has been honored with the Texas Access to Justice Commission’s 2016 Pro Bono Service Award. The project contributes to the Commission’s mission of increasing access to justice for all Texans by acting as an important contributor to the provision of pro bono services in Texas.

The award and $1,000 prize to be used to support the Self-Represented Litigant Project will be presented at the Bar Leaders Conference on Saturday, July 16.

This program provides assistance for self-represented litigants in the uncontested civil docket. Volunteer attorneys are available in the Self Help Center to answer questions and help fill out forms. They also assist with divorces, obtaining occupational driver’s licenses, name changes and landlord/tenant issues. Additionally, a volunteer attorney staffs the uncontested docket courtroom to help the litigants through the courtroom process.