NJ Panel Floats Pro Bono Requirement For New Attys

Law360, New York (May 16, 2013, 5:47 PM EDT) -- Applicants to the New Jersey state bar will have to complete 50 hours of pro bono work in order to be admitted if the state Supreme Court adopts the recommendations of a judicial panel, a court official said Thursday.

The proposed requirement would take effect in 2015 and is designed to serve a growing number of New Jersey residents who need but can't afford legal services and give law students experience in helping underserved populations, according to a working group commissioned by state Chief Justice Stuart...
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