Day: September 7, 2012

In-House Pro Bono in Connecticut Steps Forward

This summer, Connecticut became the latest jurisdiction to amend its practice rules to permit authorized in-house counsel to provide pro bono legal services.  The judges of the Connecticut Superior Court adopted the revisions on June 15, which become effective January 1, 2013. Like many states, Connecticut previously had no rule allowing pro bono legal services to be provided by in-house attorneys licensed in other jurisdictions but authorized to work for a legal department in the state.  Although there are nearly 900 authorized in-house counsel in Connecticut, this gap in the rules might have remained.  However, the current crisis in access

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