Waiving into the DC bar

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Cane26
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Waiving into the DC bar

Postby Cane26 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:13 pm

If you are admitted in another state does anyone know how easy this is to do? How long does it does, what does it require, how much does it cost?

Thanks.

JIsaacSmith
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Re: Waiving into the DC bar

Postby JIsaacSmith » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:17 pm

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8444
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Re: Waiving into the DC bar

Postby 8444 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:35 pm

Long application, virtually the same as the bar app., takes about 1 year total.

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Georgiana
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Re: Waiving into the DC bar

Postby Georgiana » Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:43 pm

Its a fairly long application, but less onerous than the NY C&F process (no affidavits or interview required). They do ask for a LOT of references and they send those references an email with a form they have to fill out saying you're a good person but it doesn't have to be notarized and doesn't require them to do anything but check some boxes and sign. Once the application is submitted, it takes 6-9 months to be admitted. You have to go to a swearing in ceremony within two months of your notice of admission and you have to attend an all day ethics class within a year of your signing in. There are no CLE requirements though. I think the cost was somewhere around $300, nothing crazy but not chump change either.

wiscohopeful
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Re: Waiving into the DC bar

Postby wiscohopeful » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:20 pm

I dont know if you can do it another way but by mbe score you nee a 133 scaled score (or maybe its 135). Not terrinly difficult. But not a gimmee




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