Using Another Jurisdiction for DC Bar Admission and MPRE

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Using Another Jurisdiction for DC Bar Admission and MPRE

Postby dbt » Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:43 pm

Worth a shot as I imagine a lot of DC practitioners took the NY bar . . .

If you are bringing in the NY Bar and MPRE for DC practice, does NY's lenient MPRE rule apply (you only have to pass the MPRE within 3 years of practice/passing the bar or something like that), or does DC require you to pass the MPRE before the bar?

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Re: Using Another Jurisdiction for DC Bar Admission and MPRE

Postby The Duck » Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:56 pm

http://www.dcappeals.gov/dccourts/appeals/coa/faq.jsp#13

You need it before you can be admitted.

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Re: Using Another Jurisdiction for DC Bar Admission and MPRE

Postby DCDuck » Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:00 pm

You need to pass the MPRE with a score of 75 before you are admitted, and you must submit proof of your score within 1 year of administration of the exam.

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Edit: Yeah, missed the post above me.

Also, you need to pass the MPRE before you can practice law in NY, you just need to have taken the MPRE within three years of taking the NY bar exam (I may have misunderstood what you were asking): http://www.nybarexam.org/TheBar/TheBar.htm#MPRE

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Re: Using Another Jurisdiction for DC Bar Admission and MPRE

Postby dbt » Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:17 pm

Ah perfect thanks for the responses. I'm not worried about hitting a 75, so that's a load off.




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