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So, I'm a 3L and recently decided to get barred in New York (had previously been planning on taking the DC bar instead, but my firm wanted me to start in New York last minute). So now I have an issue with meeting the 50-hour Pro Bono requirement. I can account for the hours, but only because I did an unpaid judicial internship the summer after my 1L year, and that apparently counts as pro bono service. Because I didn't know I was going to apply for the NY Bar at the time, I obviously didn't get any forms signed at the time. Now, I need the affidavit signed by an attorney who supervised my work. I was supervised jointly by the judge's clerks. But all the clerks I worked with at the time have all left chambers (because it was 2 years ago). Should I track down one of the clerks and get them to sign the form? Or, should I say f it, and try and log 50 additional pro bono hours between now and graduation? Any tips would be super helpful.
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