If any member of the legal profession is required to provide free services, one Rochester attorney plans to quit doing pro bono work as a form of protest. Andrew J. Dick, a solo practitioner, said Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman’s plan to require 50 hours of pro bono service for admission to the state bar is [...]
Underfunding of courts is not unique to New York. American Bar Association President William T. Robinson Wednesday told members of the New York State Bar Association that the magnitude of the problem and scope of responsibility is greater in New York though, because of its large and diverse population and its position as the economic [...]
Out-of-state attorneys can now register to practice in New York on a limited basis as in-house counsel, without formal admission to the state bar. Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman adopted the new rules Monday, codified at 22 NYCRR Part 522.