Barbara Moses In Law360 on Pro Bono Disclosure

July 25, 2013

Morvillo Abramowitz Counsel and New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) President Barbara Moses was recently quoted in Law360's "Pro Bono Advocates Call NY Bar's Privacy Beef Overblown," addressing the ongoing discussion over mandating public pro bono disclosures from New York attorneys. In lieu of pro bono hours, New York State currently allows for disclosure of monetary contributions made to organizations that provide legal services. “That strikes me as a rather intimate detail of a lawyer’s life,” notes Ms. Moses. In response to the imminent pro bono disclosure clause, Ms. Moses comments, “It does not strike me as an unwarranted invasion of privacy to ask a lawyer how many pro bono hours she has worked in a year.”