Get your keyboards clacking.
Today the New York Times publishes David Udell’s letter on the new New York State requirement for bar applicants of 50 hours of pro bono as service. David supports the requirement, as not burdensome and as helpful for access to justice:
“Alternative approaches may also have merit, but credit the chief judge for acting in urgent times to make this good idea a reality.”
The Times clearly wants a major dialog on the topic. They add:
Editors’ Note: We invite readers to respond to this letter for the Sunday Dialogue. We plan to publish responses and Mr. Udell’s rejoinder in the Sunday Review. E-mail: email@example.com
This is a great opportunity to weigh in, both on the pro bono issue, and on other directly related issues of access.
I suspect that time is of the essence, and urge people to get writing, and to use e-mail rather than snail mail.
Note that the Times policies for letters are here.