Arguing that in addition to knowing the law attorneys must “know how to do useful things with the law to help solve client problems,” New York Bar leaders are pressing for a greater emphasis on making law school graduates and young attorneys “practice ready.”

The New York State Bar Association is urging the American Bar Association, which convened its annual meeting Thursday in Toronto, to evaluate the legal education protocol with an eye toward “enhancing clinical work and supervised activities such as meeting with clients inside and outside the clinical setting and in court, and developing capstone courses.”

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