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Reporting of Pro Bono Service

Pro Bono Reporting Links

ABA Model Rule 6.1

Table of State Ethics Rules

Standards for Pro Bono Programs

Emeritus Attorney Rules

Pro Bono Reporting

CLE Credit for Doing Pro Bono


Guide for Bar Leaders & Others

Arguments in Favor and Against

Overview of State Pro Bono Reporting Policies
strategies for emphasizing pro bono responsibility and gathering data

7 states have mandatory pro bono reporting:

Florida (Florida Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 4-6.1)

Hawaii (Order Amending Rule 17(d) of the Rules of the Supreme Court of the State of Hawaii)

Illinois (Illinois Supreme Court Rule 756(f))

Maryland (Maryland Rules of Procedure, Rule 16-903)

Mississippi (Mississippi Supreme Court Rules, Rule 6.1)

Nevada (Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 6.1)

New Mexico (Rules Governing the New Mexico Bar Rule 24-108)

8 states rejected mandatory pro bono reporting:
Colorado, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah

11 states have voluntary pro bono reporting:
Arizona, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana,
Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington

2 states considering voluntary pro bono reporting:
Michigan, Vermont

Updated: 07/14/2009

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