NY Rule Allows Pro Bono Work For Out-Of-State In-House Attys

Law360, New York (December 2, 2013, 8:01 PM EST) -- A new rule will enable thousands of out-of-state lawyers employed as in-house counsel in New York to provide pro bono legal services on behalf of the state's underserved communities, New York Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman announced Monday.

Under the new rule, in-house counsel admitted to practice and in good standing in another U.S. state or territory will be allowed to perform voluntary legal services on behalf of underserved clients in New York.

The state said the new rule is “particularly significant,” in light of the large number of...
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