Court Outlines Process for Honoring Pro Bono Work

The Tennessee Supreme Court has released details about its program to honor attorneys who volunteer at least 50 hours of pro bono service each year. Under the program, attorneys meeting the court’s minimum goal of 50 pro bono hours will be named “Attorneys for Justice” and will be honored at regional events throughout the state. Honorees will receive a certificate, presented by a Supreme Court justice, and have their names included on an honor roll published by the court. Finally, recipients will be able to use an “Attorneys for Justice” seal on firm websites and in marketing materials. Attorneys will be considered for recognition in 2014 based on pro bono hours performed in 2013. Law offices also may submit applications for the honor. Download the court’s nomination form. Learn more on the AOC website.