“In October 2013, the State Bar of Texas Legal Access Division launched the inaugural Pro Bono Challenge in an effort to recognize bar sections for pro bono participation, grow the competitive spirit among the sections, and enhance the culture of pro bono in Texas. The challenge appears to have worked – since it began, members assigned approximately 22,000 pro bono hours to their respective sections. The Legal Access Division congratulates the Family Law Section and Immigration and Nationality Law Section, winners of the 2014 challenge. Each year, the winning sections will receive trophies to memorialize their victories.”
- Reprinted from the September 2014 Texas Bar Journal
For 2014, the Family Law Section reported 5,976 pro bono hours.
The second place section, Immigration and Nationality Law, reported 3, 247 hours. The Criminal Justice Section was in third place, with 1, 984 hours.