Bridging the Justice Gap
An innovative approach to legal access sponsored by the State Bar of Texas.
We want to fill that gap between the citizens’ need for justice and our profession’s need for employment opportunity—in brief, to meet the need for justice with the need for opportunity.2016-2017 State Bar President Frank Stevenson
Expand access to justice by supporting Texas lawyers who are building sustainable law practices serving low-income and modest-income Texans.
- To help Texas lawyers build sustainable law practices that use technology to create efficiencies, offer alternative fee arrangements, and provide options beyond the traditional billable hour to meet the needs of more low-income and modest-income Texans.
- To establish a model and curriculum for similar incubator projects throughout the United States.
How it Works
The Texas Opportunity & Justice Incubator (TOJI) is the flagship program of the State Bar of Texas addressing the justice gap. We help lawyers across Texas build solo law practices that serve low-income and modest-income Texans.
The TOJI program is a 12-month virtual program. TOJI member lawyers receive group training, personal coaching, and access to resources to grow their businesses. The program provides an accountability structure to help lawyers achieve their goals and transform their law practices.
Weekly trainings via online videoconferencing offer experiential learning, collaboration, and opportunity to implement new ideas. Topics include office technology, business planning, marketing, practice management, productivity, and finances.
TOJI member lawyers commit to meeting milestones related to their businesses, participating in trainings, providing pro bono legal services, and contributing to the supportive, vibrant TOJI community.
TOJI’s operating values are Community, Inclusivity, Respect, Service, Wellness, and Entrepreneurial Spirit.
We are working with law schools, local bars, legal aid groups, and other organizations to optimize the benefit provided by the TOJI program. For more information on how to get involved as a mentor or a speaker, please visit our Volunteer page. Or Apply Now to become a participant in the TOJI program.