Candidates seeking bar admission in New York from January 2015 will need to demonstrate that they have completed 50 hours of qualifying pro bono work.
The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) has approved the findings of the Task Force on Nonlawyer Ownership which earlier this year concluded that nonlawyer ownership should not be permitted in New York State at this time.
The New York State Bar's Committee on Professional Ethics has determined that a lawyer who primarily practices in New York cannot be an employee of an out-of-state or foreign firm owned or managed by non-lawyers, even if non-lawyer ownership is permitted where the firm is established.
The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) has released a report 'New York Law in International Matters'. The report looks at the desirability of New York law and a New York forum for cross-border agreements and international disputes.