DAYL Pro Bono Challenge

The Annual DAYL Pro Bono Challenge

Sponsored by the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL) and
the Dallas Area Paralegal Association (DAPA).


"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 Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL) encourages all licensed attorneys practicing in Dallas 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. The Dallas Area Paralegal Association (DAPA) encourages all paralegals in Dallas County to have at least 24 hours of pro bono work each year. The DAYL Pro Bono Partners program, a partnership between DAYL and DAPA, is designed to make pro bono easier for legal professionals to give back. Pro Bono Partners connects you with great organizations around DFW that provide all kinds of litigation and transactional opportunities.


            Pro Bono Partners (PBP) challenges you to report your pro bono hours each calendar year, January 1st to December 31st, to help PBP meet the collective goal of 2,500 hours for the year.


            DAYL members who report their pro bono hours will be recognized at the following levels: 

  • Pro Bono Participant (12 hours)
  • Pro Bono  (30 hours)
  • Pro Bono Pillar (50+ hours).