Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program Awards Haynes and Boone Gold Award for Pro Bono Services


DALLAS – The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP), a joint program of the Dallas Bar Association and the Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, has presented Haynes and Boone, LLP the Gold Award for outstanding pro bono services.

“The Haynes and Boone team is firmly committed to giving back to the community, whether it is by working on pro bono cases, serving on community organization boards or helping with community projects,” said Alan Wright, co-chair of the firm’s Pro Bono/ Public Service Committee. “This honor is proof of that. I thank the Haynes and Boone lawyers and staff who dedicate so much of their time and experience to help those in need.”

The DVAP Gold Award recognizes firms with 150 or more Dallas office attorneys for their pro bono services.

The annual awards program honors judges, attorneys, court reporters and legal staff who provide free legal services to indigent residents of Dallas County. DVAP has consistently been recognized as one of the country’s most successful programs of its kind. In a 12-month period, DVAP volunteers gave more than 43,000 hours of free legal aid to the less fortunate of Dallas.

At Haynes and Boone, the firm wide Pro Bono / Public Service Committee was formed more than 20 years ago to coordinate pro bono legal work and other public service opportunities and match them to lawyers and staff. The committee includes associates and partners, and the encouragement of pro bono service is reflected in the fact that more than 70 percent of associates and about 40 percent of partners regularly undertake pro bono work.

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