The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP), a joint program of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, hosted the 35th Pro Bono Awards Reception on November 8 at the Belo Mansion, which honored judges, attorneys, law firms, court reporters, and legal staff who provide free legal services to indigent residents of Dallas County.
In a 12-month period, volunteers gave nearly 40,000 hours of free legal aid to the less fortunate of Dallas. The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program has consistently been recognized as one of the country’s most successful programs of its kind. Each year, an awards program is held to recognize the volunteers who provide free legal aid to those who are unable to afford them.
The firm of Baker Botts L.L.P. was recognized as the Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year for providing more than 4,500 hours of pro bono service to DVAP clients. The Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year went to Jack Fan, of The Fan Law Office, P.C., who contributed more than 300 hours of pro bono work.
Additional awards presented include:
Hartman Judicial Pro Bono Service Award: Hon. Drew Ten Eyck, 301st District Court
Ken Fuller Outstanding Mentor Attorney of the Year: Jack Wilburn, Attorney at Law
Pro Bono Appreciation Award: Rob Crain, Crain Lewis Brogdon LLP
Pro Bono Coordinator of the Year: Traci Boyle, Cozen O’Connor
Pro Bono Court Reporter of the Year: Glenda Finkley, Dallas County
Outstanding Clinic Attorney Volunteer—West Dallas: Pamela St. John, AT&T
Outstanding Clinic Attorney Volunteer—Garland: L. Bradley Johnson, Bailey & Galyen
Outstanding Clinic Attorney Volunteer—South Dallas: Steven Riddiough, Attorney at Law
Outstanding Clinic Attorney Volunteer—East Dallas: Scott Robelen, Bailey & Galyen
Outstanding Veterans Clinic Volunteer—Dustin Mauck, RegitzMauck PLLC
Outstanding Clinic Sponsor: K&L Gates LLP
Outstanding Solo Practitioner: Sharon Campbell, Attorney at Law
Outstanding Small Firm Attorney: Jack Manning, Manning & Meyers
Outstanding Court Personnel: Jeffery White, Dallas County
Outstanding Support Volunteer: Jack VanBuskirk, Attorney at Law
Outstanding Corporate Coordinator: Monique Goujat, Southwest Airlines
Gold Award for Pro Bono Service: Haynes and Boone, LLP; Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP; Sidley Austin LLP; Manning & Meyers
Silver Award for Pro Bono Service: Thompson & Knight LLP; Jones Day; Hunton & Williams LLP; Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Bronze Award for Pro Bono Service: Locke Lord LLP; Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
The Dallas Bar Association is a professional, voluntary organization of more than 11,000 Dallas-area attorneys. Find out more at www.dallasbar.org.