Top NY Judge Proposes Pro Bono Student Work Program

Law360, New York (February 11, 2014, 9:45 PM EST) -- New York law students may soon spend less time in the classroom and more time in the field helping those who need it most, the state's chief judge announced Tuesday.

In his annual State of the Judiciary address in Albany, N.Y., Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman laid out plans for the Pro Bono Scholars Program, which would allow students to spend the last semester of their third year of law school performing free work for the poor, overseeing eviction proceedings, foreclosure or custody hearings and other matters....
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