"Pro bono service should be embedded in the practice of law. Without it, many of our most vulnerable citizens are deprived of rights that would have been vindicated with a lawyer’s assistance. I encourage all lawyers to donate their time to help those in need."
--Wallace B. Jefferson, Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas
"I am responsible to assure that all persons have access to competent representation regardless of wealth or position in life. I commit myself to an adequate and effective pro bono program."
--Texas Lawyer’s Creed
The Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association encourages all licensed attorneys practicing in McLennan County to meet the State Bar of Texas aspirational goal that each Texas attorney render at least 50 hours of legal services to the poor each year. We challenge all attorneys to report their pro bono and public service activities for the calendar year beginning January 1st and ending the following December 31st to the Pro Bono Challenge coordinator to meet the collective goal of 2,500 hours by December 31, 2017.