Access to Justice Facts
  • Currently in Texas, there are nearly 4 million people living below poverty level. Approximately 5.2 million Texans qualify for legal aid (125% poverty).1
  • To qualify for free civil legal services, an individual must not earn more than $18,225 per year. A family of four must not earn more than $37,500 per year.2
  • Legal aid organizations help more than 120,000 Texas families each year with their civil legal needs.3
  • Texas ranks 44th in access to legal aid lawyers.5
  •  "The Justice Gap: The Unmet Civil Legal Needs of Low-income Americans,"  report found that low-income Americans did not receive any or enough legal help for 92% of their civil legal problems.6

1 U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey
2 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
4 State Bar of Texas
5 The Justice Index
6 The Justice Gap: The Unmet Civil Legal Needs of Low-income Americans , Legal Services Corporation, 2022

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