National Center for Access to Justice

Executive Director Will Speak on New York’s 50 Hours Pro Bono Requirement and on National Civil Right to Counsel Movement at Charlotte Law School’s Civil Gideon Conference on October 23 & 24, 2012

In May 2012, New York established a new rule requiring the performance of 50 hours of pro bono as a condition of admission to the New York Bar.  The rule has become the subject of intense national interest as law students in many states consider the effects of its requirement should they choose to practice law in New York, and as communities across the country consider whether to seek adoption of equivalent laws in their own states.  On October 23, 2012 at Charlotte Law School’s Civil Gideon Conference, David Udell, the Center’s Executive Director,  will lead a discussion on the specific effects of the requirement and on its national (and international) implications.  On October 24, 2012 at the same conference, Udell will also participate as a panelist in a session on the national civil right to counsel movement.