NY Court Adopts Pro Bono Requirement For Prospective Attys

Law360, New York (September 19, 2012, 4:10 PM EDT) -- Law students in New York will soon be the first in the nation to be required to perform 50 hours of pro bono service before being licensed to practice law, following the Court of Appeals' adoption of a new rule announced Tuesday.

Effective Jan. 1, 2013, prospective attorneys entering their first or second year of law school will have to show the appropriate Appellate Division department that they completed the service hours before taking the bar exam.

New York Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman proposed the rule...
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