NY Bar Says Pro Bono Disclosure Rule Invades Privacy

Law360, New York (July 1, 2013, 2:34 PM EDT) -- A bid by New York’s top judge to increase pro bono work by requiring attorneys to disclose their hours drew fire Wednesday from the state’s bar association, which said the requirement invades attorneys’ privacy and that the process lacked transparency.

The new president of the New York State Bar Association, Nixon Peabody LLP commercial litigator David M. Schraver, laid out the 76,000-member group's opposition to the rule in a letter after Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman officially rolled it out in a May 1 Law Day address....
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