This committee reviews entries and selects the winners of the annual Harris County Bench Bar Pro Bono Awards.

The Bench Bar Pro Bono Awards Committee is accepting nominations for the 2019 Bench Bar Pro Bono Awards. The deadline to submit nominations is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 22.

The awards recognize outstanding pro bono work performed during 2018 through any recognized legal services provider or through direct legal representation on behalf of any non-profit that serves the community. A committee of HBA members and members of the Harris County judiciary reviews nominations and selects the recipients in several categories. Recipients will be recognized at a Bench Bar Pro Bono Awards Ceremony and Luncheon on May 8 in the Ceremonial Courtroom of the Civil Courthouse.

Click here for eligibility requirements.

Click here for the nomination application.

For more information, contact Tara Shockley at or (713) 759-1133.

Award recipients from 2018.


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Mr. Warren Harris
Bracewell LLP
711 Louisiana Street, Ste. 2300
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 223-2300

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Hon. Robert K. Schaffer
152nd Judicial District Court
201 Caroline, 11th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002
(832) 927-2425

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