First Department

Discussions related to the bar exam are found in this forum
User avatar
Slytherpuff

Platinum
Posts: 5401
Joined: Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:50 pm

Re: First Department

Postby Slytherpuff » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:43 pm

Have any of the January 22nd people heard about ceremony times yet?

polkadot12

New
Posts: 20
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:36 pm

Re: First Department

Postby polkadot12 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:27 am

nope.

im thinking maybe after our interview?

User avatar
Toubro

Bronze
Posts: 240
Joined: Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:18 pm

Re: First Department

Postby Toubro » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:54 pm

Slytherpuff wrote:Have any of the January 22nd people heard about ceremony times yet?


Yep, assuming you have yours too by now

User avatar
Slytherpuff

Platinum
Posts: 5401
Joined: Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:50 pm

Re: First Department

Postby Slytherpuff » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:35 pm

Toubro wrote:
Slytherpuff wrote:Have any of the January 22nd people heard about ceremony times yet?


Yep, assuming you have yours too by now

Yes, finally heard today!

Connoisseur

New
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:03 am

Re: First Department

Postby Connoisseur » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:45 am

Can anyone confirm how many separate in-person appearances are required? My letter confirming receipt of my application lists tentative dates for the Personal Interview and for the Admission Ceremony. But it also says "You will also receive a Notice indicating the Date, Place and Time for your Oath Ceremony." Is that different from the Admission Ceremony? Also, the website (but not my letter) refers to a "mandatory orientation program." I was under the impression that only two in-person appearances (interview; ceremony) were required, but now I'm doubting that.

For those following the thread for dates, I submitted at end of December and am tentatively scheduled for May 10 interview and May 14 ceremony.

Carly

New
Posts: 47
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:24 am

Re: First Department

Postby Carly » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:46 am

Question:

I got my tentative dates about a month ago- still haven't gotten finalized date (tentative dates in March) which is making me a little nervous. What was the turn around time from tentative letter dates to finalized email dates for those that have finalized dates?

User avatar
Toubro

Bronze
Posts: 240
Joined: Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:18 pm

Re: First Department

Postby Toubro » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:26 pm

Connoisseur wrote:Can anyone confirm how many separate in-person appearances are required? My letter confirming receipt of my application lists tentative dates for the Personal Interview and for the Admission Ceremony. But it also says "You will also receive a Notice indicating the Date, Place and Time for your Oath Ceremony." Is that different from the Admission Ceremony? Also, the website (but not my letter) refers to a "mandatory orientation program." I was under the impression that only two in-person appearances (interview; ceremony) were required, but now I'm doubting that.

For those following the thread for dates, I submitted at end of December and am tentatively scheduled for May 10 interview and May 14 ceremony.


There used to be three, but now the orientation program is online so there are just two: interview and admission/oath ceremony.

User avatar
Toubro

Bronze
Posts: 240
Joined: Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:18 pm

Re: First Department

Postby Toubro » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:27 pm

Question, do we get the certificates of good standing at the oath ceremony? I need to submit that so that I can finally stop being a "law clerk"

User avatar
barrelofmonkeys

Gold
Posts: 1946
Joined: Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:41 pm

Re: First Department

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:49 pm

Toubro wrote:Question, do we get the certificates of good standing at the oath ceremony? I need to submit that so that I can finally stop being a "law clerk"


I don't know how 1st Dept. works but in 2nd, you could pay $5 on day of swearing-in (or any day thereafter) for a certificate of good standing (which was valid for 30 days).

anonlaw24

New
Posts: 7
Joined: Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:19 pm

Re: First Department

Postby anonlaw24 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:23 pm

Any feb. 22 interview people out there? Waiting for our feb. 8 deadline to receive the time for the swearing in on the 26th.

Anyone who had the Jan. date, what time was your swearing in scheduled for? And does anyone know how long it actually takes?

anonlaw24

New
Posts: 7
Joined: Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:19 pm

Re: First Department

Postby anonlaw24 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:17 pm

Does anyone know how strict they are with tickets?

anonlaw24

New
Posts: 7
Joined: Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:19 pm

Re: First Department

Postby anonlaw24 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:04 pm

Anyone with Feb. 26 date get an email yet about the ceremony?

Carly

New
Posts: 47
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:24 am

Re: First Department

Postby Carly » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:06 pm

hey guys question-

for anyone that had to use the MV-15 form to request your drivers history- do you know if I can request an electronic version and submit that? Seems faster and I really don't want to miss my 3/1 deadline to get stuff in and have my date pushed back. Just unsure if they want the hard copy version forwarded or if it would be okay to print out the electronic version and no ones returning my calls lol

Carly

New
Posts: 47
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:24 am

Re: First Department

Postby Carly » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:21 pm

anyone on for tentative 3/19 swear in on here? just wondering if you had any missing docs and if you've submitted and heard word that you're good to go or if I have to wait til 3/1-3/2 to know that.

thanks!!

hockeyman969

Bronze
Posts: 285
Joined: Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:17 pm

Re: First Department

Postby hockeyman969 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:55 am

Carly wrote:hey guys question-

for anyone that had to use the MV-15 form to request your drivers history- do you know if I can request an electronic version and submit that? Seems faster and I really don't want to miss my 3/1 deadline to get stuff in and have my date pushed back. Just unsure if they want the hard copy version forwarded or if it would be okay to print out the electronic version and no ones returning my calls lol


They want a hard copy mailed from the DMV.

Carly

New
Posts: 47
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:24 am

Re: First Department

Postby Carly » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:43 pm

hockeyman969 wrote:
Carly wrote:hey guys question-

for anyone that had to use the MV-15 form to request your drivers history- do you know if I can request an electronic version and submit that? Seems faster and I really don't want to miss my 3/1 deadline to get stuff in and have my date pushed back. Just unsure if they want the hard copy version forwarded or if it would be okay to print out the electronic version and no ones returning my calls lol


They want a hard copy mailed from the DMV.


thanks! i actually managed to figure it out in time. anyone else on this same swear in date? wondering what time we should expect it to be.

L_William_W

Bronze
Posts: 279
Joined: Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:20 am

Re: First Department

Postby L_William_W » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:42 pm

I attended law school from 2010 to 2013. I passed the NY bar exam in July 2017 on attempt #3. I took three years off between the 2nd and 3rd attempts because I was sick and depressed. I have all of the paperwork ready except for the moral affidavits. Two of them are required, but I only have one of them. Several people promised that they'd fill out an affidavit for me and they haven't done so.

I was somewhat of an introvert in law school. Several people who I knew moved out of state and/or have families. I even went as far as trying to bribe people to fill out my moral affidavit. I think it's unfair how I have to rely on someone else in order to further my career.

nybar2017

New
Posts: 26
Joined: Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:42 pm

Re: First Department

Postby nybar2017 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:22 pm

L_William_W wrote:I attended law school from 2010 to 2013. I passed the NY bar exam in July 2017 on attempt #3. I took three years off between the 2nd and 3rd attempts because I was sick and depressed. I have all of the paperwork ready except for the moral affidavits. Two of them are required, but I only have one of them. Several people promised that they'd fill out an affidavit for me and they haven't done so.

I was somewhat of an introvert in law school. Several people who I knew moved out of state and/or have families. I even went as far as trying to bribe people to fill out my moral affidavit. I think it's unfair how I have to rely on someone else in order to further my career.


I don't think it's unfair at all. Lawyers are required to have certain moral character given their unique privileges. The bar for meeting this standard is a joke. You need to submit two affidavits from ANYONE that has known you for more than 2 years who can say you are moral. That's it. The fact that you can't find anyone to do this, and that you admit to trying to bribe people to do this, is stunning.

User avatar
Yugihoe

Silver
Posts: 544
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:25 pm

Re: First Department

Postby Yugihoe » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:25 am

Got a swear-in date of July for submitting about 2-3 weeks ago :(

animalpeople

New
Posts: 22
Joined: Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:05 pm

Re: First Department

Postby animalpeople » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:38 am

I just sat for the bar for the first time last month (I'm a pro bono scholar). I know I cannot submit anything to the first department until I receive confirmation that I passed but is there any drawback to getting the affidavits I need to submit myself early?

User avatar
Yugihoe

Silver
Posts: 544
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:25 pm

Re: First Department

Postby Yugihoe » Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:46 pm

animalpeople wrote:I just sat for the bar for the first time last month (I'm a pro bono scholar). I know I cannot submit anything to the first department until I receive confirmation that I passed but is there any drawback to getting the affidavits I need to submit myself early?


Go for it, but note that moral affidavits and current employment affidavit expire 60 days from when notarized.

User avatar
S.as.in.Snake

New
Posts: 22
Joined: Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:31 am

Re: First Department

Postby S.as.in.Snake » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:08 pm

Yugihoe wrote:
animalpeople wrote:I just sat for the bar for the first time last month (I'm a pro bono scholar). I know I cannot submit anything to the first department until I receive confirmation that I passed but is there any drawback to getting the affidavits I need to submit myself early?


Go for it, but note that moral affidavits and current employment affidavit expire 60 days from when notarized.


Where did you read that?

User avatar
S.as.in.Snake

New
Posts: 22
Joined: Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:31 am

Re: First Department

Postby S.as.in.Snake » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:35 pm

S.as.in.Snake wrote:
Yugihoe wrote:
animalpeople wrote:I just sat for the bar for the first time last month (I'm a pro bono scholar). I know I cannot submit anything to the first department until I receive confirmation that I passed but is there any drawback to getting the affidavits I need to submit myself early?


Go for it, but note that moral affidavits and current employment affidavit expire 60 days from when notarized.


Where did you read that?


For the record, I checked with the First Department and any forms (including those signed and notarized) are good for a year, not 60 days. I'm sure it was honest mistake but don't scare people haha

User avatar
Yugihoe

Silver
Posts: 544
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:25 pm

Re: First Department

Postby Yugihoe » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:22 am

Oh oops. I saw it at the below link but looks like supplemental instructions for the 2nd department (and may be outdated). Lol and here I made my friend renotarize her affidavit for me....

https://www.nycourts.gov/courts/ad2/pdf ... ctions.pdf

animalpeople

New
Posts: 22
Joined: Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:05 pm

Re: First Department

Postby animalpeople » Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:24 am

My early prep was not done in vain! Apparently, another perk of the pro bono scholar program is being able to apply to the C&F committee early. Yesterday, I received an email informing I can submit my materials now. I also received a username and password for the orientation videos.



Return to “Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum�

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: ee215909, Google Adsense [Bot] and 20 guests