Waiving into the DC bar

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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?


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Re: Waiving into the DC bar

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

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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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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.

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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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