From Baylor Law School

WACO — Baylor Law School was honored by the State Bar of Texas with an award for exceptional service to the poor during the awards presentation at the organization’s Annual Meeting at the Hilton Austin and Austin Convention Center.

The State Bar presented Baylor Law School with the 2014 W. Frank Newton Award for Pro Bono Excellence. The award, presented by the bar’s Legal Services to the Poor in Civil Matters Committee, recognizes the pro bono contribution of attorney groups whose members have made an outstanding contribution to the provision of, or access to, legal services to the poor.

“Our faculty and students have worked together over the past several years to develop a pro bono program that would dovetail well with our location in Central Texas,” said Baylor Law School Dean Brad Toben. “We’re pleased to serve, among others, veterans and those struggling with immigration issues, and it’s a tribute to our team to be recognized with this prestigious award.”

The award is named for W. Frank Newton, former dean of Texas Tech University School of Law and longtime pro bono advocate. Recent Newton Award recipients include ExxonMobil Corporation Law Department (2013), Patton Boggs LLP (2012) and Fulbright & Jaworski LLP (2011).

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