OPINION: Sotomayor's Solution To Pro Bono Is Incomplete

Law360, New York (May 20, 2016, 1:58 PM EDT) -- Bold leadership is at the core of all meaningful change. In calling for mandatory pro bono service, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is effectively using her bully pulpit to significantly advance the cause of access to justice for the poor ("Justice Sotomayor Calls For Mandatory Pro Bono Service", Law360, May 17, 2016). Her courageous leadership is the clarion call to action that must be heeded not just by the legal community, but by all who care about a government that will be responsive to the poor and vulnerable, those who most need the protections of our democracy. Because of the position she holds, the gravitas that befits a Supreme Court justice, her public endorsement of the value and importance of pro bono legal services is a milestone moment....

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