Dennis Jacobs, the chief judge of the 2d Circuit, should be ashamed of himself. In a recent speech, it was reported that he said that pro bono work is an "antisocial" and self-serving activity that law firms use to recruit and "give solace" to associates. As a law professor (and now dean of a new law school), I work hard to encourage my students to use their training to help those who cannot afford legal services. Whatever their practice, they should spend time doing legal work without charging for it.
PRO BONO WORK
Not a self-serving activity
The National Law Journal
October 27, 2008
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