Thursday, September 20, 2012

New York Requires Pro Bono Work for Law License

New York is now the first state to require pro bono work before an applicant may be admitted to the bar.  The rule requires 50 hours of pro bono service, none of which may be satisfied by partisan political activities.

You can read the new rule here.  It is not scheduled to go into effect until 2015, so current 3Ls are exempt.

ABA Journal

Wall Street Journal Law Blog

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