The New York State Court of Appeals adopted a new rule requiring applicants for admission to the New York State bar to perform 50 hours of pro bono services. This page lists the links you can use for further information. It is important to understand the requirements for the NY State Bar because they are slightly different than requirements for the UC Hastings Pro Bono Program.
All bar applicants should refer to this document as it explains what is required to satisfy the NY Bar Pro Bono requirement, what kind of activities qualify, where the pro bono work can be performed, and what documents must be included in your Application for Admission to demonstrate your compliance.
You will need to complete this form for each pro bono project that you complete to satisfy the Pro Bono Requirement. It is recommended that you complete the form at the time you complete each qualifying pro bono project.
If you have further questions or to seek prior approval of a pro bono project, please email ProBonoRule@nycourts.gov.