Bar President: 3Ls Should Get Paid for Internships

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June 28 (Bloomberg Law) -- John Thies, outgoing president for the Illinois State Bar Association, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about his organization's report on the impact of law school debt on the delivery of legal services. Among the changes ISBA recommends is the implementation of apprenticeships for third year law students in order to better prepare graduates to enter the profession. As current ABA rules prevent law students from receiving compensation while obtaining academic credit, ISBA's proposal would require a See more +
June 28 (Bloomberg Law) -- John Thies, outgoing president for the Illinois State Bar Association, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about his organization's report on the impact of law school debt on the delivery of legal services. Among the changes ISBA recommends is the implementation of apprenticeships for third year law students in order to better prepare graduates to enter the profession. As current ABA rules prevent law students from receiving compensation while obtaining academic credit, ISBA's proposal would require a substantial policy change. See less -

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