In their latest attack on Elizabeth Warren, right-wing bloggers are saying there’s no evidence the Senate hopeful has offered her legal services to the poor for free.Conservatives have hammered the Harvard law professor for practicing in Massachusetts without a law licence there and representing corporations while promoting herself as a populist.
Now Cornell law professor William Jacobson, who runs the right-leaning blog Legal Insurrection, is implying that Warren never provided her services pro bono, as many attorneys do.
Jacobson pointed out that in a list of cases she worked on that she released to the public she didn’t specifically note that she had worked pro bono.
“In all of my searches and all of Warren’s disclosures of legal work, there isn’t a single court case in which Warren engaged in pro bono work for indigent clients,” Jacobson wrote.
The post prompted one commentator to write, “Your CV doesn’t list any pro bono cases, professor.” Other bloggers also picked up on Jacobson’s observation.
To be sure, it’s possible Warren didn’t charge some of her clients like the AARP and asbestos victims, but her campaign did not respond to a request Friday for information about her pro bono work.
Warren’s opponent Scott Brown, who’s also an attorney, has also been less than transparent about his own legal work, the Boston Globe reported Wednesday.
The Globe did say that on Tuesday Brown released a partial list of his clients, including banks, mortgage companies, and insurers.
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