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Singapore considers setting up legal regulator

Jan 29, 2014 The government in Singapore is considering setting up a new Legal Services Regulatory Authority, under the jurisdiction of the Law Ministry, to regulate the activities of domestic and foreign law firms. 
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New pro bono reporting requirements for NY lawyers

May 9, 2013 New reporting requirements have been introduced for New York lawyers, requiring them to disclose on their biennial registration forms the amount of hours and financial contributions they gave to pro bono programs in the…

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Pro Bono in New York: are lawyers doing enough?

Jan 17, 2011 New York’s 161,000 registered lawyers are providing an estimated 2 million hours of free legal work each year, but there are still millions of people in the state for whom legal assistance is out of reach. Steve…

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Virtual law firms face regulatory obstacles

Nov 26, 2010 Virtual law offices are increasingly appealing to lawyers as technological advances re-shape the way that legal services are provided. The virtual office allows lawyers to avoid the costs of renting space, and allows…

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