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Mandating pro bono will wreck idea of 'public good' (access required)

Dear Editor: I am responding to John Levy's letter ["Lawyers' duty to system basis for mandatory pro bono," Oct. 13, 1997]. My former professor presents a strong argument for the proposition that lawyers should perform pro bono public service. Professor Levy calls it a "special duty." I agree. But it does not follow that legislating this ...