The College of the State Bar of Texas is an honorary society of lawyers who are among the best-trained attorneys in Texas. Members are qualified attorneys who are interested in both high ethical standards and improved training for all Texas attorneys.
The College recognizes Texas lawyers who attend at least double the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) required by the State Bar of Texas. It also issues annual awards, including: The Jim Bowmer Professionalism Award, the Franklin Jones CLE Article Award and the Steve Condos CLE Award for the most hours.
Membership in the Pro Bono College
Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas
- be any attorney in good standing with the State Bar of Texas
- have performed a minimum of 75 hours of eligible legal assistance activities, during the past year, which are defined as:
a) the direct provision of legal services to the poor, without an expectation of compensation, or at a substantially reduced fee, whether civil or criminal;
b) services without fee, or at a substantially reduced fee, related to simplifying the legal process for, or increasing the availability and quality of legal services to, poor persons;
c) legal services without fee, or at a substantially reduced fee, rendered to charitable, public interest organizations with respect to matters or projects designed predominantly to address the needs of poor persons; or
d) legislative, administrative or systems advocacy services without fee, or at a substantially reduced fee, provided on behalf of poor persons.