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 [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.

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