An assortment of legal professionals and organizations were awarded during Texas Appleseed’s annual Good Apple Dinner, which took place on Nov. 20 in Austin.

The organization gave former Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace B. Jefferson the J. Chrys Dougherty Good Apple Award while George Brothers Kincaid & Horton received the Pro Bono Leadership Award. Additionally, the State Bar of Texas was recognized for training attorneys to represent children in the foster care system. Vinson & Elkins and the Vernon Law Group were both recognized for taking on truancy cases in Texas.

Texas Appleseed is a nonprofit whose mission is to promote social and economic justice for all Texans. For more information on the organization, go to