NJSBA cautions further development on rule regarding out-of-state pro bono legal representation

The New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) weighed in on the state Supreme Court’s proposed amendment to Rule 1:21-3, which would permit attorneys not licensed in New Jersey to provide pro bono legal services to qualifying individuals and businesses under the supervision of a New Jersey-licensed attorney. The NJSBA urged the Judiciary to take a closer look at the proposal to address “several important aspects” regarding the use of privately supervised pro bono representation by out-of-state attorneys.