Supreme Court to Recognize Pro Bono Work

The Tennessee Supreme Court has launched a new program to honor pro bono service by individual attorneys, law firms and law students, while encouraging greater pro bono participation statewide. Under the program, any attorney who provided 50 or more hours of pro bono service in 2013 will be named an “Attorney for Justice” by the court, while a law student who completes 50 or more hours of pro bono work during their law school career will be recognized as a “Law Student for Justice.” Law firms that averaged 50 or more hours of pro bono service per attorney in 2013 also may apply for recognition. Those who qualify will be recognized at events across the state in October, will be included in an Honor Roll published on the court’s website and will be given a seal that may be used on marketing materials. For additional information contact Anne-Louise Wirthlin, (615) 741-2687.