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Pro Bono Awards

Each year two State Bar Committees, Legal Services to the Poor in Civil Matters and Legal Services to the Poor in Criminal Matters, seek 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 and the Indigent Defense Awards will be notified in May.

Nominations for the 2015 awards are due on Feb. 27, 2015.

Pro Bono Excellence Awards

The 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 civil legal services to the poor in Texas.

Indigent Defense Awards

The Legal Services to the Poor in Criminal Matters Committee seeks nominations for the Indigent Defense Awards. The Indigent Defense Awards recognize the work and contributions of those who make extraordinary contributions to improve the quality of criminal legal representation to indigents in Texas through the Warren Burnett Award and the Michael K. Moore Award.

 

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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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