TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Elizabeth Todaro on Nov 8, 2017

Nearly half of Tennessee attorneys reported doing some pro bono work in 2015, totalling 591,064 hours of pro bono service or an average of 72.7 hours for each attorney. That data comes from the just released 2016 Pro Bono Report, which is compiled by the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission. The report shows that the number of attorneys who reported pro bono and the number of hours of pro bono work performed both increased from the prior year. The report also describes the significant work being done by bar associations, law schools, legal aid organizations and faith-based communities across Tennessee to increase opportunities for pro bono service.