City Law Firms Pledge Help to the Poor
Thirty of the 55 large Manhattan law firms asked by the New York City Bar Association to endorse its aspirational “Statement of Pro Bono Principles” did so yesterday. Included in the statement is a pledge that signatory firms perform 50 or more hours per lawyer per year. A “substantial majority” of those hours should be in the cause of civil legal help for the poor – or about 30 hours, said Bettina B. Plevan, city bar president.
New York Law Journal
November 30, 2005