NCAJ and Equal Justice Works submit Comments urging ABA to modify its law school accreditation standards to specify the number of hours of pro bono service for law students to perform

The ABA is weighing a comprehensive proposal to change the Accreditation Standards for American law schools. The proposal, developed during an administrative process conducted by the ABA over the past several years, touches on many important aspects of legal education and law school accreditation, including pro bono service, experiential learning credit requirements, and law professors’ tenure. … Continue reading

Montana Supreme Court Invites Comments on Proposed Pro Bono Service Bar Admission Rule that Differs from New York’s Rule

By Order dated December 3, 2013, the Montana Supreme Court has invited comments in response to a final recommendation by Montana’s Access to Justice Commission for a  statewide pro bono bar service admission rule that, as described in the Commission’s November 26, 2013 filing, would be “different from that adopted in New York.” In contrast to … Continue reading

2013 NY Task Force Report offers best practices for implementing 50 hour pro bono bar admission rule, plus recommendations for additional roles for law schools in response to justice gap

The Task Force to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services in New York, established by the New York Unified Court System,  has issued its 2013 report on the state of access to justice in New York. Parts of the report will be especially valuable to law schools, courts, access to justice commissions, law firms, and … Continue reading

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