Asian American Bar Association of Houston
A voice for the Asian-American Community
January 31st is the deadline for nominations for the APIS Pro Bono award.
About the award:
The Asian Pacific Interest Section (APIS) Pro Bono Award seeks to recognize an attorney or a team of attorneys for outstanding achievements in pro bono service that (1) involved impactful litigation or other legal assistance to advance or protect civil rights or (2) provided direct legal services to individuals in furtherance of the administration of legal and social justice. The subject matter and difficulty of the case(s) or matter(s) and time expended are factors considered in selecting the award recipient. Examples of pro bono service may include, but are not limited to, commitment to a complex criminal habeas appeal or difficult civil rights case, routine representation of immigrant clients in cases that might affect their quality of life, or successful advocacy for legislation that improves the delivery of pro bono legal services. Nominees must be licensed to practice law in Texas, have paid membership dues prescribed by the Supreme Court of Texas, and be members in good standing of the State Bar. It is highly preferred that the Nominee be present at the APIS Conference Awards Ceremony to receive the award.
A nomination form can be downloaded here.