Harris County Bench Bar Pro Bono Awards Recognize Outstanding Service — Luncheon May 8

Join your colleagues in the bar and the judiciary for the 11th Annual Harris County Bench Bar Pro Bono Awards ceremony and luncheon at noon on Wednesday, May 8, in the Ceremonial Courtroom of the Harris County Civil Courthouse. The keynote speaker will be the Hon. Keith P. Ellison, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas. A luncheon catered by Treebeards will follow in the Conference Center.

The awards recognize outstanding pro bono work performed during 2018 through any recognized legal services provider or through direct representation on behalf of a non-profit that serves the community. Recipients are:

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.

There is no charge to attend the ceremony and luncheon, but please RSVP with the number of people attending to Tara Shockley.