Pro Bono Awards

Many lawyers and legal advocates are dedicated to delivering services to Texans who have no meaningful access to our justice system; often, they do so with no compensation or acknowledgement.

To honor their contributions, the Committees for Legal Services to the Poor in Civil Matters and Legal Services to the Poor in Criminal Matters present awards to the individuals, groups, and entities that perform exceptional work in the field of legal services to the poor. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on February 22, 2019.  If a past nominee did not win in a previous year, their name can also be submitted again. Each Committee will notify the honorees in May. 

PRO BONO EXCELLENCE AWARDS
The Legal Services to the Poor in Civil Matters Committee seeks nominations for the Pro Bono Excellence Awards. These awards recognize those who ensure access to justice by providing civil legal services to low-income Texans. Learn more.

INDIGENT DEFENSE AWARDS
The Legal Services to the Poor in Criminal Matters Committee seeks nominations for the Indigent Defense Awards. These awards recognize those working to improve the quality of indigent defense in Texas. Learn more.

For more information about these awards, contact the Legal Access Division at probono@texasbar.com or 800-204-2222, ext. 1855.