California & Connecticut Take Steps Toward Replicating NY’s 50 Hour Pro Bono Service Requirement

When Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman of the New York Unified Court System announced in May 2012 that New York would condition bar admission on completion of 50 hours of law-related pro bono service, he predicted that New York would be a trendsetter for other states. Developments this past month suggest he was likely correct.  A … Continue reading

Law Students Create Campaign for 50 Hour Pro Bono Service Rules in All States

Newly available on the Center’s web site is the Law Students Pro Bono Campaign Memo.  The memo prepared by Cardozo Law Students, in consultation with the Center, introduces a law student campaign to strengthen law student pro bono (broadly defined, including clinics, externships, and volunteer initiatives) by replicating New York’s new 50 hour pro bono service … Continue reading

Center Releases Policy Recommendation on Software for Law Student Pro Bono

Newly available on the Center’s web site is Software for Law Student Pro Bono – Policy Recommendation, the Center’s recommendation  for law schools, courts, legal services providers, and the organized bar to jointly drive forward a new initiative to develop an affordable Law Student Pro Bono Software Application to strengthen the role of law schools … Continue reading

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