Texas Legislature Issues Joint Resolution Commending State Supreme Court For Access To Justice Efforts

Monday, August 1, 2011 - 00:00

A resolution was presented to the Texas Supreme Court June 27, in recognition of their efforts to preserve funding for the state's legal aid system. Rep. Jerry Madden (Plano), Rep. Will Harnett (Dallas) and Rep. Jim Pitts (Waxahachie) presented the resolution to the Court in the House Chamber. Sen. José Rodríguez (El Paso), Sen. Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa (McAllen), Sen. Rodney Ellis (Houston), Sen. Steve Ogden (Bryan), Sen. John Carona (Dallas) and Sen. Jeff Wentworth (San Antonio) acknowledged the Court's efforts on the Senate floor.

In part, the resolution reads: "RESOLVED, That the 82nd Legislature of the State of Texas, 1st Called Session, hereby commend the members of the Texas Supreme Court for their actions in support of legal aid services and honor them for their work in promoting access to justice for the state's most vulnerable citizens; and, be it further RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be prepared for the Texas Supreme Court as an expression of high regard by the Texas House of Representatives and Senate."