Pro Bono Advocates Call NY Bar's Privacy Beef Overblown

Law360, New York (July 25, 2013, 7:20 PM EDT) -- A break between New York's largest lawyer group and the state's top judge over a new rule requiring attorneys to disclose pro bono efforts has surprised many advocates of free legal work, who say the bar group's privacy concerns overstate the amount of public scrutiny that Empire State lawyers will face.

Their comments came Thursday after a simmering disagreement between the New York State Bar Association and Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman — who in May instituted new rules designed to cut into the massive unmet need for...
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