Hecht right to stress the value of legal aid

By calling for increased funding for legal aid programs serving our most vulnerable citizens — including veterans and survivors of sexual assault, among others—he put a necessary emphasis on the importance of these programs.

Letter to Editor (Texas)

Richard L. Tate
Austin American-Statesman
February 12, 2019

Tags: Funding: State & Local

Organizations mentioned/involved: Texas Access to Justice Foundation (TAJF)


Legal aid organizations help more than 150,000 Texas families each year, but due to a lack of resources, only approximately 10 percent of the civil legal needs of eligible Texans are being met. Others continue to suffer or unsuccessfully attempt to represent themselves in our complicated court system. Adequate assistance for these Texans is made possible by continued financial support from the Texas Legislature.