Pro bono service could soon become mandatory for attorneys in Mississippi. The Mississippi Supreme Court is considering requiring attorneys to perform 20 hours of pro bono service or else pay a $500 fee, in a proposal unveiled in late August. According to the American Bar Association, Mississippi would be the only state to require pro bono service if this proposal is adopted. Only seven states require attorneys to report pro bono hours, and no state mandates that attorneys do so.
Mississippi Supreme Court Proposes Mandatory Pro Bono
The National Law Journal
September 28, 2010