The Texas Legal Services Center, or TLSC, a nonprofit organization funded by the Texas Access to Justice Foundation, launched on April 24 the Virtual Court Access Project, a statewide pilot project aiming to improve low-income Texans’ ability to receive free legal services through deploying accessible, virtual court kiosks to communities.

The kiosks act as virtual legal aid centers where residents can access community resources such as connecting with courts and receiving legal aid services. Texas Supreme Court Justice Brett Busby, TLSC Executive Director Karen Miller, and Texas Access to Justice Foundation Executive Director Betty Balli Torres celebrated the launch of one of the state’s first virtual court kiosks in Austin at the Austin Public Library’s Little Walnut Creek Branch, located at 835 W. Rundberg Lane.