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Pro Bono Policies and FAQs
The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors adopted a revised Pro Bono Policy on Sept. 22, 2000, which establishes an aspirational goal of 50 hours of pro bono legal services to the poor each year for each Texas attorney.
- State Bar of Texas Pro Bono Policy FAQs 2009 [PDF]: Details on the definition of pro bono, examples of qualifying service, and answers to frequently asked questions.
- State Bar of Texas Pro Bono Resolution [PDF]: Download the details about the "50 hour" pro bono resolution that was adopted in 2000, and Section 6 of the Preamble to the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, 1995 revision.
The policy also establishes an annual reporting system so that each Texas attorney can report the pro bono legal services provided each year.
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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