By: Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission. Published on: September 21, 2015
Highlights from this report include:
- In 2014, 8,710 of all attorneys licensed to practice in Tennessee reported 673,464 hours of pro bono service provided in 2013.
- The average number of pro bono hours per reporting Attorney increased to 77.32 hours in 2014 from 73.80 hours in 2013.
- In 2014, 41.01% of Tennessee attorneys, attorneys with a primary address in Tennessee, reported that they provided 578,644 hours of pro bono service in 2013.
- The average number of pro bono hours per reporting Tennessee Attorney increased to 78.47 hours in 2014 from 74.13 hours in 2013.
- The total number of pro bono hours reported by Tennessee attorneys on the annual Board of Professional Responsibility registration form increased by over 2,500 hours from 2013 to 2014.
- The number of pro bono hours reported by Tennessee attorneys in the category of legal services provided to non-profit organizations serving persons of limited means without a fee increased by over 4,000 hours.
- The average number of pro bono hours per reporting Tennessee Government Attorney rose to over 50 hours of pro bono service.
- The four legal service providers which are funded by the Legal Services Corporation reported that they helped 5,770 clients through their various pro bono programs. Thirty-six law offices reported providing pro bono assistance to over 2,000 clients.
- The Supreme Court recognized 201 attorneys as Attorneys for Justice for providing 50 of more hours of pro bono service in the 2013 calendar year. These attorneys provided over 10,000 hours of pro bono work.