Judge Jonathan Lippman of the New York Court of Appeals has set off something of a firestorm by proposing a rule that 50 hours of mandatory pro bono be a part of the admission requirements for New York lawyers. His proposal is both a pragmatic (though heavy-handed) solution to a pressing need and a cynical recognition that new admittees really have no say in setting the standards by which they will get (or be denied) licenses.
Pro Bono Proposal Could Tap Deep Talent Pool
The Connecticut Law Tribune
May 14, 2012
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