Contact Us

NY To Require Pro Bono Work For New Lawyers

Michelly Rall, Getty Images

Albany, NY (WIBX) – New lawyers in New York are going to have to provide hours of free legal work before they can join the bar. 

New York Court of Appeals Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman has unveiled new licensing regulations requiring new lawyers to donate 50 hours of pro bono work to poor or needy people.

Lippman says about 10,000 prospective lawyers pass the bar exam in New York every year.

He says that would mean 500,000 hours of much-needed legal assistance for those in need.

The requirement is likely to apply to next year’s graduating law school class.

Best of WIBX 950

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wibx950.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Register on WIBX 950 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a member? Sign up here

Register on WIBX 950 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive IBX INCENTIVE CLUB contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.