NY’s Chief Judge Announces Specifics of 50 Hours Public Service Requirement for Applicants to NY Bar

In a comprehensive report, FAQ sheet, press release, and rule, New York moved forward on September 19, 2012 with the nation’s first statewide public service requirement for applicants seeking admission to a state bar.  The rule, requiring completion of 50 hours of public service work, had initially been announced by Chief Judge Lippman in his State of the Judiciary remarks … Continue reading

Economic & Other Benefits of Civil Legal Aid Are Summarized in New Fact Sheet

Civil legal aid provides substantial economic benefits to communities and families, according to social science findings collected by the National Center for Access to Justice in a newly released fact sheet.  Communities considering the value of civil legal aid programs are invited to download the document, which shows that:  Civil legal aid “significantly” reduces incidents of … Continue reading

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