The PBEye

Pro Bono As We See It
August 22, 2013

Do Our Ethics Rules Impair Access to Justice?

summer test prepThe end of summer is quickly approaching and the PBEye has one last pro bono-themed reading suggestion for this season.  In case you missed it, The National Law Journal featured an article by PBI President and CEO Esther F. Lardent about the intersection of current ethical rules and pro bono service.

Do you think our ethics framework has kept pace with changes in law practice, access to justice, and pro bono service?  Read how, in our view, regulations that impede access to justice and roadblocks caused by outdated and impractical ethical rules, such as limitations on multijurisdictional practice, restrictive student practice rules, and strict policies concerning unbundled legal services, may be in need of review and revision.

Do you have any pro bono-related reading recommendations? Leave us a comment and let us know.

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