New York’s Chief Judge, Jonathan Lippmann, has recently announced a new requirement for admission to the NY bar: that each and every applicant first complete 50 hours of pro bono legal function. For those involved in Local Pro Bono Committees, there are Very best Practice Manuals, project samples, trainings and materials from other counties and states related to engaging volunteer lawyers in regional communities. Rule 1:21-12 Organizations which give qualifying service are listed in the Pro Bono Organizations Portal, below. Lawyers who intend to undertake LGBTI connected pro bono work can join the Lawyers for LGBTI.
It is estimated that without having pro bono help, the docket of the Lawyers’ Committee would be restricted to approximately twenty matters compared to … Read More