Firms Can Hire Students As Unpaid Interns On Pro Bono

Law360, New York (September 16, 2013, 9:31 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Labor last week clarified federal laws on pro bono internships, telling the American Bar Association that law students can work as unpaid interns on nonprofit matters at private law firms if the internships provide an educational benefit.

Responding to a May letter by ABA President Laurel G. Bellows asking federal authorities not to take legal action against intern hosts who place law school students as unpaid interns on pro bono cases, the Department of Labor said Thursday that such internships are allowable in...
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