SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby Plainsman11011 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:13 pm

For those of you who amended or supplemented your application, how did you go about doing this?

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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby musername » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:46 pm

Meanwhile I'm still waiting since 12.21 interview. Called 2nd dept today. Was told my interviewer hasnt returned my application yet. =(

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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby mysecretweapon » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:34 pm

Does anyone have an extra ticket to spare for the admission ceremony on January 31st? Please message me. I would really appreciate it!!!

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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby pra61391 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:46 pm

1. When did you pass the bar exam?
2. When did you submit your application?
3. Did you have to amend or supplement your application?
4. When were you assigned an interviewer?
5. Thoughts on the interview?
6. Any concerns on the application? criminal history, mental illness, financial obligations, etc.?
7. Anyone not pass the interview stage?
8. When was the swearing in ceremony?

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1. Received notice of passing via email on October 23, 2017.
2. First week of December, 2017
3. Yes
4. January 19, 2018
5. Simple. I was asked about 5 standard questions, then talked with my interviewer about football. The entire process took approximately 15 minutes
6. No
7. No
8. February 14, 2018

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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby kumako » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:24 pm

Finally submitted my materials. They told me that the interview will be held in 8-12 days.

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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby zephyr12 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:07 pm

Updating from earlier reply now that I'm done:

1. July 2017
2. Early October - I am a UBE transfer so I already had my score from WA.
3. Changed from 3rd Dept to 2nd Dept in late October after moving from NJ->Brooklyn. A few days later (early Nov) I got a call from someone in C&F at 2nd Dept with a long list of shit I needed to fix in my application. Resubmitted 11/20. Got a call on 11/24 that my current employer affidavit was still not up to snuff. Resubmitted that on 11/27.
4. 12/11
5. 12/26
6. Nope. Fired from one job and one speeding ticket. Interviewer asked about the firing but because she thought it was funny.
7. Passed.
8. 1/31

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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby mallen30 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:39 am

1. When did you pass the bar exam?
2. When did you submit your application?
3. Did you have to amend or supplement your application?
4. When were you assigned an interviewer?
5. Thoughts on the interview?
6. Any concerns on the application? criminal history, mental illness, financial obligations, etc.?
7. Anyone not pass the interview stage?
8. When was the swearing in ceremony?

1. Passed the July 2017 exam
2. January 3, 2018
3. Yes. I was notified on January 11 that I had to supplement my application. Resubmitted on January 21, 2018
4. I was notified of the interview on February 5 and I had the interview on February 8 2018
5. The interviewer was nice. Lasted about 10 mins.
6. Yes. I had unpaid debt that went into collections (which is why I had to supplement the application)
7. I havent heard back with an admission date but I doubt I didnt pass. I gave proof that im paying the debt back
8. N/A

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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby mallen30 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:41 am

musername wrote:Meanwhile I'm still waiting since 12.21 interview. Called 2nd dept today. Was told my interviewer hasnt returned my application yet. =(



Have you heard back?

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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby Gelly617 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:44 pm

I had my interview 1/31 and haven’t heard back from 2nd department. Called today and they said the interviewer hasn’t submitted anything yet. Has this happened to anyone else? How long did it take to hear back?

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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby mallen30 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:53 pm

mallen30 wrote:1. When did you pass the bar exam?
2. When did you submit your application?
3. Did you have to amend or supplement your application?
4. When were you assigned an interviewer?
5. Thoughts on the interview?
6. Any concerns on the application? criminal history, mental illness, financial obligations, etc.?
7. Anyone not pass the interview stage?
8. When was the swearing in ceremony?

1. Passed the July 2017 exam
2. January 3, 2018
3. Yes. I was notified on January 11 that I had to supplement my application. Resubmitted on January 21, 2018
4. I was notified of the interview on February 5 and I had the interview on February 8 2018
5. The interviewer was nice. Lasted about 10 mins.
6. Yes. I had unpaid debt that went into collections (which is why I had to supplement the application)
7. I havent heard back with an admission date but I doubt I didnt pass. I gave proof that im paying the debt back
8. N/A


Update from earlier.

7. Passed
8. Notified today (February 14) that my swearing in ceremony will be March 7, 2018

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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby kumako » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:37 pm

1. When did you pass the bar exam?
2. When did you submit your application?
3. Did you have to amend or supplement your application?
4. When were you assigned an interviewer?
5. Thoughts on the interview?
6. Any concerns on the application? criminal history, mental illness, financial obligations, etc.?
7. Anyone not pass the interview stage?
8. When was the swearing in ceremony?

1. July, 2017
2. February 5, 2018 (Noticed at Feb 14 that my application is complete)
3. No.
4. Noticed at Feb 20 that my interview will be held at Feb 22, 2018. (Interviewer called me directly)

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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby kumako » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:39 am

kumako wrote:1. When did you pass the bar exam?
2. When did you submit your application?
3. Did you have to amend or supplement your application?
4. When were you assigned an interviewer?
5. Thoughts on the interview?
6. Any concerns on the application? criminal history, mental illness, financial obligations, etc.?
7. Anyone not pass the interview stage?
8. When was the swearing in ceremony?

1. July, 2017
2. February 5, 2018 (Noticed at Feb 14 that my application is complete)
3. No.
4. Noticed at Feb 20 that my interview will be held at Feb 22, 2018. (Interviewer called me directly)


The interview lasted 10-15 minutes. Just some questions regarding personal information and plans about future career.

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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby MelaPela » Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:42 pm

I'm confused about these embedded codes in the Orientation to the Profession videos. I've watched four and haven't heard any. What are these supposed to be?

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Postby zephyr12 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:33 am

MelaPela wrote:I'm confused about these embedded codes in the Orientation to the Profession videos. I've watched four and haven't heard any. What are these supposed to be?


You won't hear them. The codes appear for a few seconds in a corner of the video at different points in each video.

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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby Lawyerinwaiting89 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:31 pm

When should you expect an email from the Second Department inviting you to apply? Will it come before or after February results are released? I thought that BOLE sends the names of applicants to the individual departments depending on their address on file. Wanted to get a jump on the Welcome to the Profession videos but haven't received any info from the Second Department yet.

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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby ojala » Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:22 pm

how many guests are you allowed to bring to the swearing in ceremony?

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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby Cmal123 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:53 am

Does anyone know if any of the documents/affidavits we need to submit expire at any point? The instructions say everything must be filed within 3 years of receiving a letter that you passed the bar.

So for instance, if i have all my law related employers fill out the required affidavit now and then (god forbid) get news that I didn't pass the July bar, the affidavits would still be good for me to submit after passing the February 2019 bar, right? Just want to make sure I'm reading it correctly so I don't make double work for myself..or my previous employers. TIA!

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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby qds6HVzD » Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:00 pm

Cmal123 wrote:Does anyone know if any of the documents/affidavits we need to submit expire at any point? The instructions say everything must be filed within 3 years of receiving a letter that you passed the bar.

So for instance, if i have all my law related employers fill out the required affidavit now and then (god forbid) get news that I didn't pass the July bar, the affidavits would still be good for me to submit after passing the February 2019 bar, right? Just want to make sure I'm reading it correctly so I don't make double work for myself..or my previous employers. TIA!


Good Moral Character affidavits must be dated no earlier than 60 days
prior to the filing your application.

All required Employment Affidavits or Letter affidavits of current legal employment must be dated no earlier than 60 days prior to the filing of your application.

^ found in the 2nd Dept. Supplemental instructions.

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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby gom.sa » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:49 am

I've got a DAT for trespassing as well as a one ticket each for open container, public urination, blocking pedestrian traffic on the subway. Any idea on how to properly disclose this? Should I obtain court records - if so, how would I go about doing so?

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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby adil91 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:23 pm

I can't find the darn codes in a couple of the orientation to the profession videos..pretty frustrating

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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby encore1101 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:56 pm

gom.sa wrote:I've got a DAT for trespassing as well as a one ticket each for open container, public urination, blocking pedestrian traffic on the subway. Any idea on how to properly disclose this? Should I obtain court records - if so, how would I go about doing so?


Just a DAT? No disposition yet?

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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby heyarnold » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:55 pm

Has anybody here been sworn in individually with a judge -- and expediting the process of receiving a Certificate of Good Standing?

For my job, I really have to be sworn in as quickly as possible? Has anybody here completed the whole process by, say, mid December?



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