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Created in 1992 by the State Bar of Texas, 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. In recent years the State Bar of Texas introduced branches of the Pro Bono College to recognize paralegals and law school students. To apply, complete the appropriate application, below. Membership must be renewed annually to remain an active member of the Pro Bono College.

  • Attorneys are eligible to join the Pro Bono College if they have completed a minimum of 75 hours of qualified pro bono services as stated in the membership guidelines. Legal services staff attorneys may join the Pro Bono College if they have performed a minimum of 75 hours of eligible pro bono services in addition to their normal work hours, without compensation.
  • Paralegals may join the Paralegal Pro Bono College if they have performed a minimum of 50 hours of eligible pro bono services in addition to their normal work hours, without compensation, as stated in the membership requirements.
  • Law Students may join the Law Student Pro Bono College if they have completed a minimum of 50 hours of eligible pro bono services as stated in the membership guidelines.

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Report Your Pro Bono Hours

Log in to My Bar Page to report your pro bono hours now. Reporting your hours helps us by highlighting the importance of your pro bono work in meeting the needs of indigent Texans, and helps to bolster funding requests for legal services programs. You can also help your State Bar section win the Pro Bono Challenge!

Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans

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.

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