Bloomberg Law
Nov. 8, 2022, 7:58 PM

Lawyers Give More Time, Less Cash This Election Cycle (Podcast)

David Schultz
David Schultz
Audio Producer

It’s common for attorneys to do pro bono work monitoring elections. But this year feels different to many of the lawyers who are volunteering.

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That’s one of the takeaways from a recent story by Bloomberg Law’s Sam Skolnik about the urgency lawyers feel about today’s midterm elections. However, that urgency is not showing up in campaign finance data. Bloomberg Law columnist Roy Strom dug into the numbers and found that lawyers are donating to candidates at much lower rates than previous midterms.

Skolnik and Strom join this week’s episode of On The Merits, Bloomberg Law’s weekly legal news podcast, to talk about the roles that attorneys are—and are not—playing in today’s elections.

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