Public Disclosure Of Pro Bono For NY Attys Put On Hold

Law360, New York (September 13, 2013, 2:19 PM EDT) -- New York's court system said Thursday it had reversed a controversial requirement that attorney pro bono service reports be made public, announcing after pushback from some Empire State lawyers that the data would be kept confidential through April 2015.

The move came after a late-July meeting between New York Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman and the New York State Bar Association in which the lawyer group argued that the disclosure rule not only was enacted by the court system without adequate transparency but also could invade lawyers'...
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