Pro Bono Summit

New York Law Journal


NYSBA President Glenn Lau-Kee and president-elect David Miranda met Tuesday with Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti and Helaine Barnett, chairwoman of the courts Task Force to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services, to discuss the state bar's opposition to the requirement that lawyers report their pro bono activities to the state.

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  • grifhunter

    "......mandatory reporting of pro bono would likely increase pro bono work and donations".

    Suppose it doesn‘t. Suppose nobody does any pro bono? What business is it of the courts or the state through its licensing power to compel "voluntary" labor from any class of citizens. You want free legal work for the poor, raise taxes on the breadth of society as part of the traditional social contract that underpins taxation.

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