Monthly Archives: May 2012

The New York Times Invitation to Dialogue: NY’s Mandatory Pro Bono Admission Requirement

As we reported on May 1st, New York is in the process of putting together the details for the new mandatory pro bono requirement for admission to the New York State Bar. This impending requirement, set to affect 2013 admission … Continue reading

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Pro Bono in Action: Chicago Business Litigation Boutique Partners with Local Legal Services Program to Help Students Stay in School

Often pro bono coordinators hear that small, business focused, law firm attorneys are hesitant to take pro bono cases because legal aid work is either outside of their comfort zone or too time consuming. A recent partnership between Chicago legal … Continue reading

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Let’s Take a Deep Breath of Fresh Air

Today’s guest blogger, Kathy Para, is President of the Florida Pro Bono Coordinators Association, Member of the Equal Justice Conference Host Committee and a Jacksonville Resident. The ABA and the NLADA invite us to take a deep breath of fresh air in … Continue reading

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New York Becomes the First State to Require Pro Bono Service for Admission to the Bar

During his 2012 Law Day Remarks this morning, Chief Judge Lippman announced an impending requirement for “each and every applicant for admission to contribute 50 hours of participation in law-related and uncompensated pro bono service before they can practice in New York … Continue reading

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