At the 11th Annual Harris County Bench Bar Pro Bono Awards ceremony and luncheon Wednesday, May 8, attendees gathered in the Ceremonial Courtroom of the Civil Courthouse to honor award recipients. The Hon. Keith P. Ellison, a U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of Texas, delivered the keynote address.
Vinson & Elkins LLP – Outstanding Service by a Large Firm.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP – Outstanding Service by a Mid-size Firm.
Powers Law Group – Outstanding Service by a Small Firm.
Jordan Turk (KoonsFuller, P.C.) – Outstanding Service by an Individual.
Exxon Mobil Corporation – Outstanding Service by a Corporate Law Department.
The Hon. Jane Bland – President’s Award, a special recognition given periodically for excellence in activities that promote equal access to justice
Ryan Van Steenis – Pro Bono Star, a recognition given periodically for outstanding service on a project that contributes to pro bono services.
Each year, the HBA Harris County Bench Bar Pro Bono Awards Committee recognizes outstanding pro bono work performed through any recognized legal services provider or through direct representation on behalf of a non-profit that serves the community.
None of us wish to appear selfish in the presence of the compassionate or egotistical in the presence of the big hearted. …When the sharp edges of the law collide with soft tissue of humanity, we must be there! -Judge Keith Ellison @thehba Pro Bono awards today!
— Judge Steven Kirkland (@stevenkirkland) May 8, 2019