Practical Law The Journal Interviews Partner Richard E. Donovan on Pro Bono Requirement for NY Attorney Admissions
July 16, 2012

In the "GC Agenda" section of Practical Law The Journal, partner Richard E. Donovan discussed the proposed rule requiring attorneys seeking admission to the New York state bar to complete 50 hours of law-related pro bono service. Mr. Donovan stated a formal rule has not yet been drafted. However, he noted the proposed rule will most likely not affect attorneys already admitted in New York, according to statements made by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman of the New York Court of Appeals. He also noted in-house counsel will likely be exempt from the pro bono requirements, as formal admission to the New York bar is no longer required for most in-house counsel in New York.

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