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 seekers, has been met with much debate as to the positive and negative effects of such a policy. Recently David Udell, Executive Director of the National Center for Access to Justice, wrote an invitation to dialogue on the subject in the New York Times Op-Ed section. This invitation was written in response to Ben Trachtenberg’s piece from May 11th which seemingly views Chief Judge Lippmann’s new requirement as bad policy.
What are your thoughts? This is an excellent opportunity to join the conversation. The New York Times Editor invites readers to respond to Mr. Udell’s letter for the Sunday Dialogue. Responses and Mr. Udell’s rejoinder will be published in the Sunday Review. Send responses to: letters(at)nytimes.com.
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