ACC Urges D.C. Court of Appeals to Lift In-House Pro Bono Restrictions


ACC Position: 

On August 24, 2016, ACC submitted a letter in response to proposed amendments to D.C. App. Rule 49, urging the D.C. Court of Appeals to consider lifting restrictions on the ability of in-house counsel to provide pro bono services. This follows a September 2015 letter ACC sent to the D.C. Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Law suggesting the removal of language requiring in-house counsel to be supervised by an active member of the D.C. Bar and have cases assigned by a legal services provider.

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