Mary Ryan publishes “What’s in a Name? New York and Mandatory Pro Bono” on the ABA Center for Pro Bono Exchange blogPrint PDF
Mary K. Ryan, a partner in the Litigation Department and a member of the Land Use practice group, published “What’s in a Name? New York and Mandatory Pro Bono” on the ABA Center for Pro Bono Exchange blog on October 17. Mary is chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Standing Committee on Pro Bono & Public Service. The blog post discusses how beginning in January 2015, applicants seeking admission to the New York State Bar must complete at least 50 hours of qualifying pro bono service. Last year, New York became the first jurisdiction in the United States to require pro bono service as a condition for bar applicants to become licensed for law practice. The Committee’s White Paper explores the new rule’s contours, inventories potential benefits and drawbacks and reports on activity in other states that are pondering whether to follow New York’s lead.
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