Benefits for Pro Bono Attorneys
Monday, September 26, 2005
- Organization: State Bar of Texas
- Source: Texas > Disaster Relief
BENEFITS FOR PRO BONO ATTORNEYS
State Bar Malpractice Insurance Network pays premiums for professional liability insurance to more than 50 legal aid and pro bono programs throughout Texas. The insurance covers staff attorneys and pro bono volunteers for cases taken through the programs. Texas Lawyers Care administers the network.
State Bar Pro Bono Mentor Program provides up to 5 hours of MCLE credit (including 1 hour of ethics) to attorneys participating as a mentor or "mentee" in a State Bar accredited program. See application form and guidelines available from Texas Lawyers Care at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Custom CLE for pro bono and staff attorneys, including popular advanced continuing legal education programs produced by the State Bar. Unlike other videos, the Custom CLEs are available almost immediately after the live event. Texas Lawyers Care lending library policies apply to this program. Other Texas Bar CLE videos also are available through Texas Lawyers Care. For more information about Custom CLE, visit www.texasbarcle.com.
Free Membership in the Pro Bono College of the State Bar for attorneys who contribute a minimum of 75 hours, and for paralegals who contribute a minimum of 50 hours, of pro bono legal services in a year. Benefits include a certificate signed by the State Bar president and the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas; a subscription to the LegalFront newsletter published by Texas Lawyers Care; recognition at the State Bar Annual Meeting; and reduced tuition at the 3-day Annual Poverty Law Conference sponsored by Texas Lawyers Care.
Scholarships to State Bar of Texas CLE events through nomination by recognized pro bono programs.
For more information about these benefits/programs, please contact:
Texas Lawyers Care, State Bar of Texas
512-463-1463, ext. 2155, or 1-800-204-2222, ext. 2155,
or via email at email@example.com.