Pro Bono Mentor ProgramMentoring has long played an integral role in the success of Texas pro bono programs. Through mentoring, volunteer attorneys who lack experience in a particular legal area rely on the advice and counsel of more experienced attorneys to ensure competent representation of pro bono clients.
A mentor can help by:
Attorneys participating in the Pro Bono Mentor Program can earn up to 5 hours of participatory MCLE credit, including one hour of ethics, annually, for time spent in consultations between the mentor and the protege.
Individual attorneys who receive MCLE credit under this program must
serve as a pro bono mentor or mentee under the auspices of a
provider of legal services to the poor, which meets at least one of the
To participate in the program, the mentor and mentee must qualify under the program guidelines. The pro bono coordinator must also submit a completed Pro Bono Mentor Program Application [PDF] to the Legal Access Division (LAD).