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The ABA’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service is pleased to release a white paper concerning New York’s 50-hour mandatory pro bono admission requirement and its potential application in other states.  We’ll continue to monitor and revise this report as further developments occur across the country.  Please direct any updates in your state to

Pro Bono Partnership releases a primer on nonprofits’ legal responsibilities regarding identity theft under Federal, CT, NY and NJ laws. Click here.

ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty Releases Two New Manuals Related to Runaway and Homeless Children and Youth: Runaway and Homeless Youth and the Law: Model State Statutes and Educating Children Without Housing: A Primer on Legal Requirements and Implementation Strategies for Educators, Advocates and Policymakers, 4th Edition

The ABA Commission on Youth at Risk and the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service release report "Making a Connection and a Difference" on opportunities for lawyers to help youth at risk. 

The ABA Pro Bono Committee Releases its fourth  Empirical Study Report  Supporting Justice: A Report on the Pro Bono Work of America's Lawyers (April 2018)

The ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Services and the Center for Pro Bono have updated their brochure to assist law students in assessing a law firm's commitment to pro bono. It will be available for reproduction by law schools for law students and can be downloaded for free from the website. For further information, contact Center for Pro Bono staff. Download a copy of The Path to Pro Bono.

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