NY Attys Say Devil Is In The Details Of New Pro Bono Rule

Law360, New York (February 5, 2013, 6:51 PM EST) -- A new requirement that New York lawyers report the amount of pro bono work they do, unveiled Tuesday by the state's chief judge during his yearly judiciary address, was welcomed by attorneys, although solo practitioners expressed concern about how involved the record-keeping burden might be.

The rule is part of New York Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman's ongoing effort to help the state meet a growing demand for legal services among those who can't afford them and comes on the heels of a first-in-the-nation requirement that law...
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