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‘Big Brotherism’? Lawyers speak out about pro bono reporting proposal (access required)

A call for mandatory reporting of lawyers’ contributions to the pub­lic good shows a sharp divide among lawyers in Virginia. The Virginia State Bar received more than 300 comments on a proposal for required self-reporting on attorney pro bono activities. Favorable comments far outweighed negative. But a closer look shows legal aid and big-firm lawyers favor the ...