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NY C&F Panic attack

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:07 pm

Hey all, was wondering if anyone with insight on how the C&F board deals with certain C&F issues during law school.
I am currently a 2L, with a biglaw SA lines up for next summer. Over last summer, after my 1L year, I was arrested for DUI (a misdemeanor) and it was plead down to a DWAI (a traffic violation in NY). The case is over and my school has allowed me to amend my application.

Last night, I was pulled over and given a ticket for driving while operating a mobile phone (obviously another traffic violation and not a crime). Im going to have to disclose this to my school/bar as well.

Im now panicking about getting admitted to the NY Bar. These two incidents, combined with a speeding ticket during my senior year of college, are causing me some anxiety. Will I run into significant troubles during my C&F process? (Assuming my school allows me to amend my application AGAIN). Thanks for the help.

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Re: NY C&F Panic attack

Postby Lacepiece23 » Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:33 pm

From what I heard only felonies really matter. But could be wrong.

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Re: NY C&F Panic attack

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:04 pm

Significant problems, no. PitA, you bet. Enjoy tracking down the records that you've paid the fines in full from jerkoff state employees that take pride in how slow they work.

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Re: NY C&F Panic attack

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:08 pm

I highly, highly doubt this will be an issue. I also wasn't aware you had to amend your application to reflect events that happened after you began law school. I too got a couple of tickets in law school, reported them to the bar (but not to my school), and was admitted without any issues.

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Re: NY C&F Panic attack

Postby encore1101 » Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:11 pm

When you submit your bar application, also send in a copy of your driving abstract, which you can download and print for a few bucks.

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Re: NY C&F Panic attack

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:05 pm

Thanks for the replies guys. Hopefully this will just be more of an embarrassment than anything




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