Bridging the Justice Gap


An innovative approach to legal access sponsored by the State Bar of Texas.

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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

Our Mission

We expand access to justice for low- and moderate-income Texans by assisting new lawyers in establishing sustainable practices that serve this population.


Goals

  • To help attorneys build law practices that utilize technology to create efficiencies, offer alternative fee arrangements, and provide options beyond the traditional billable hour to meet the needs of more low- and modest-income Texans.
  • To establish a model and curriculum for similar incubator projects throughout Texas.

How it Works

All Texans deserve access to legal services, yet many forgo representation out of economic necessity. TOJI helps attorneys launch solo practices that focus substantially on serving low- and modest-income clients. During their 18-month participation in the incubator, attorneys receive training, coaching, and access to resources to help move their businesses forward and meet the legal needs of underserved populations. TOJI’s operating values are Service, Community, Respect, Wellness, and Entrepreneurial Spirit. Being in the TOJI program means being a part of a supportive, vibrant network of like-minded colleagues.


Get Involved

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..

 

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