Lynne Liberato, president-elect of the State Bar of Texas, has a demanding law practice and two children to raise. She spends many hours helping run the Bar and in the past year volunteered 90 hours helping allocate United Way funds in the Houston area.

Yet Liberato found only five hours to spend on pro bono work, and those were devoted to defending the IOLTA program, not on actually representing a poor person on a legal matter.