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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Second Circuit Judge Slams Pro Bono Work

The ACS Blog reports on Second Circuit Chief Judge
Dennis Jacobs' controversial comments about pro bono
work made during a Federalist Society meeting
in Rochester last week.

The blog cites an article from the Daily Record of Rochester
which reports Jacobs' assertion that pro bono work is primarily
an "antisocial" and self-serving activity lawyers use to
develop their skills, firms use to recruit and "give solace"
to associates, and nonprofits use to further a political agenda.
Jacobs is quoted as saying that "No public good is good for