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New York Bar C&F Question

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:14 pm

Hi all.
I have a C&F issue I was hoping someone could help me with.
I have been diagnosed with a personality disorder and been in intensive outpatient treatment (2x/week) for about 2 years. I am well-functioning, about to graduate from a T14, with a job secured at the law firm I summered at. I'm worried my mental illness will prevent me from passing the C&F portion of the bar. Everything is well documented through my insurance. The New York bar specifically asks about mental illness, including personality disorders.
Is the advice to talk to a C&F attorney? I'd love some advice.
Thank you :)

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Re: New York Bar C&F Question

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:21 pm

If the management of the disorder requires continued intense 2X outpatient therapy (and there is nothing wrong in that, I commend you for getting treatment and continuing to kick ass) you're most likely going to want to consult a C&F attorney.

They may tell you not to worry about it, or they may help you through the process.

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Re: New York Bar C&F Question

Postby RaceJudicata » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:29 pm

Definitely consult a C&F attorney and get way ahead of this.

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Re: New York Bar C&F Question

Postby Anonymous Defender » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:46 pm

Before you go consulting with a C&F atty, aka someone that is trying to get clients (not knocking the hustle; just being honest) perhaps you can call the NYS bar and get advice. There's a number that gives you advice and allows you to remain anonymous. I'm not sure what it is, but I'm sure a quick Google search can fix that.

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Re: New York Bar C&F Question

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:43 pm

Anonymous Defender wrote:Before you go consulting with a C&F atty, aka someone that is trying to get clients (not knocking the hustle; just being honest) perhaps you can call the NYS bar and get advice. There's a number that gives you advice and allows you to remain anonymous. I'm not sure what it is, but I'm sure a quick Google search can fix that.


As someone that has navigated the C&F process, I agree with this. It would cost you about 5k to get a lawyer, when you may not need to use one at all. Find out how the bar handles this, from the source, then consider getting an attorney if necessary.




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