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Author: Adam J. Halper and Caroline L. Bersak

Adam J. Halper and Caroline L. Bersak Adam J. Halper is an attorney, mediator and the director of legal services at The Family Center, where he leads a department of lawyers, paralegals and pro bono volunteers in the representation of thousands of clients every year in a wide variety of litigation and transactional matters. Adam was a staff attorney at Legal Services –NYC, the nation’s largest public interest law firm. He is also a volunteer arbitrator for the New York State Civil Court. Caroline L. Bersak is the assistant director of legal services at The Family Center. Caroline first worked with The Family Center as a law student intern and then returned as a post-graduate law fellow. Prior to rejoining The Family Center as a Staff Attorney in 2010, Caroline was an associate in the Commercial Litigation Unit at Day Pitney LLP.

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Pro Bono

Pro Bono: Public interest, self interest

January 13, 2016

In 2012, the New York Court of Appeals adopted the "Pro Bono Rule," requiring those who seek admission to the state bar to complete 50 hours of pro bono service. A few years into this new rule, opinions vary on whether it's is a good thing. Law students are exceptionally