Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts

Supreme Court to Recognize Attorneys Reporting 50 Pro Bono Hours Annually

August 16, 2013

In February 2013, the Supreme Court launched an extensive recognition program to honor all attorneys volunteering at least 50 hours of pro bono service annually. Attorneys meeting the Court’s minimum goal of 50 pro bono hours annually will be named “Attorneys for Justice” by the Supreme Court.

A key part of this program is attorneys tracking pro bono service work. Attorneys will be considered for recognition in 2014 based on the pro bono hours voluntarily reported for 2013 work. The final calculation is done when legal licenses are renewed with the Board of Professional Responsibility.

Recipients will be honored at regional events throughout the state, where Justices of the Tennessee Supreme Court will present certificates to attorneys. Each honoree’s name will be included on an Honor Roll published on the Court’s website, and recipients also may use a seal indicating the honor on firm websites and marketing materials.

Law offices located in Tennessee may also submit applications for the honor. The Court has approved the form for law offices to submit to be considered for recognition. The form can be downloaded here.