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NY Bar Pro Bono Requirement

The New York Bar requires that attorneys complete 50 hours of pro bono prior to being licensed, and what counts for this purpose may differ from what counts under the Duke Law Pro Bono Definition. If you know you will sit for the NY Bar after graduation, plan to document your volunteerism during law school. JDs often fulfill the requirement through a public interest summer internship or upper-level clinic or externship. LLMs often fulfill the requirement through Student Pro Bono Groups, Semester Break Pro Bono Trips, or other opportunities advertised in the PIPB Newsletter.

How to Fulfill the NY Bar Pro Bono Requirement

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