UPDATE: Your Opinion on the Pro Bono Requirement is Sought by NYSBA Prexy

Office of the President

In his Law Day speech on Tuesday, Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman announced that beginning next year, people seeking admission to the bar in New York will be required to perform at least 50 hours of pro bono service at some point prior to their application. According to Chief Judge Lippman’s speech, this service can be performed during law school, or prior to the admission process.(Text of Lippman’s speech:http://www.courts.state.ny.us/whatsnew/Transcript-of-LawDay-Speech-May1-2012.pdf)

The New York State Bar Association has not yet seen any written version of this new requirement, but will follow the matter closely. In the meantime, we are interested in our members’ reactions and comments. Email us at probonocomments@nysba.org.


Vincent E. Doyle III, President
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TEB Community Update-IRS

Free Telephone Forum on the Tax Exempt Bonds Examination Process

The office of Tax Exempt Bonds (TEB) is hosting a free telephone forum on June 7 at 2:00 PM ET.  TEB Tax Law Specialists will discuss the TEB examination process.  Register online to attend the forum.  A portable document format (PDF) of a PowerPoint presentation of the topics to be discussed will be available here approximately one week before the forum.

For more information about the above item or if you have other tax-exempt bond questions, go to Tax Exempt Bonds Community onIRS.gov

If you have a specific question about Tax Exempt Bonds, call Tax Exempt Bond Customer Service at 1-877-829-5500.

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