Lawyers Giving Back
Pro Bono Awards
Each year, the State Bar's Legal Services to the Poor in Civil
Matters Committee seeks nominations for the Pro Bono
Excellence Awards. The State Bar's Pro Bono Excellence Awards
recognize dedicated members of our legal profession who are committed
to providing legal services to the poor in Texas.
Nominations for the 2013 awards are due on Febuary 22, 2013. Download the brochure [PDF].
Attorneys are in a unique position to help those who cannot afford access to the legal system. The State Bar of Texas seeks nominations of deserving individuals, groups and entities that perform exceptional work in the field of legal services to the poor. Recipients of the Pro Bono Excellence Awards will be notified in May. These awards will be presented at the State Bar Annual Meeting in Dallas in June.
Award nomination forms and supporting materials must be received on or before Friday, February 22, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Nomination packets may be sent by mail or e-mail.
Each attorney nominee must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas.
Additional materials such as news stories, magazine articles, or other appropriate commentaries may be included with a nomination. However, please limit each nomination to 10 pages, including supporting materials and the Award Nomination Form. Please do not submit videotapes or tape recordings.
Frank J. Scurlock Award [PDF]
J. Chrys Dougherty Legal Services Award [PDF]
Judge Merrill Hartman Pro Bono Judge Award [PDF]
Pro Bono Award [PDF]
Pro Bono Coordinator Award [PDF]
W. Frank Newton Award [PDF]
Please send your nomination packet to:
Legal Services to the Poor in Civil Matters
c/o Legal Services Support Division
State Bar of Texas
1414 Colorado, 4th Floor
Austin TX 78701-1627
For more information about these awards, contact Legal Services Support Division at email@example.com or 800-204-2222, ext. 1855.
The Texas Access to Justice Commission also recognizes exceptional pro bono service. Please visit the Texas Access to Justice Commission website to learn about its awards program.
Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans is a State Bar of Texas program to develop and assist pro bono legal clinics throughout the state for military veterans who otherwise cannot afford or do not have access to the legal services they need.
This organization of attorney spouses supports the legal profession and public education.
Report your pro bono hours! The Pro Bono College recognizes attorneys who have far exceeded the State Bar's aspirational pro bono goal in their efforts to address the vast unmet legal needs of the poor.
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