David Udell, director of the National Center for Access to Justice has an excellent summary on his blog, here, of the NJ proposal for a bar admission pro bono requirement.
Among the differences from NY are limitation to programs and projects serving low income people, inclusion of “law school community education projects,” and allowing the work to be done prior to the date of admission, rather than prior to application for the bar.
This idea is spreading very quickly. It will be interesting to see if it impacts long term pro bono participation. Indeed, the NJ proposal includes an evaluation to be done in two years.