SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby Trevorange » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:47 am

malibustacy wrote:
Trevorange wrote:
malibustacy wrote:Just for future reference because I found this helpful

1. Notified of passing October 23rd; July 2018 exam
2. Mailed out October 23rd, office received October 24th; everything was lined up and ready. Just needed to pay for registration and print out certification.
3. No amendments necessary
4. Assigned Interviewer 11/1. Interview on 11/16
5. A bit more intense than people made it seem; talked a lot about values and life experiences.
6. No real concerns on application. Parted ways with a job on bad terms once, speeding tickets.
7. Notified of passing interview 11/26, took longer because of Thanksgiving holiday. Told at interview I should basically be admitted.
8. Swearing-in date 12/12

I guess the lesson in this is to have absolutely everything ready to go if you want to be sworn in the same year. I sent and received my affidavits, certification forms, pro bono forms from various people at least two weeks before even passing. Everything was ready to go the day results came out.


Did you request your driving record from the DMV so you could have documentation of the speeding tickets? Or did you just disclose on the application that you had them?

I'm 50/50 on whether I got a speeding ticket or just a warning when I was pulled over just around 10 years ago. I'm waiting to hear back from the DMV about my driving record, but I'm planning on disclosing.


I got DMV records. In one case where it was struck from record, I got a letter from the court. Probably way too over the top, but I had time to kill.


Thanks for the response. I'll way to hear back from the DMV before sending my application in.

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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby heyarnold » Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:50 am

Do we need to print out ticket ?!!! Or can we just use the pdf on Our phones to get into the ceremony today?

Please respond if you know!

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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby 2djd18 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:46 pm

Does anyone know when the next swearing in ceremonies will be? Are there more before the end of the year? I've completed my interview, just waiting on a date...

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Postby frqw9201 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:38 pm

2djd18 wrote:Does anyone know when the next swearing in ceremonies will be? Are there more before the end of the year? I've completed my interview, just waiting on a date...

Jan 9th

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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby Wild Card » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:11 pm

1. When did you pass the bar exam?
10/24/2018

2. When did you submit your application?
12/05/2018

3. Did you have to amend or supplement your application?
12/14/2018

4. When were you assigned an interviewer?
01/03/2019

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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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby Cop2lawyerNYC » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:15 pm

So what are some of the reasons for amendments and supplemental forms?

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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby DJTrump » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:13 am

I submitted my application in person on December 14th. My interview occurred last Thursday, January 3rd. The interviewer signed off on my paperwork during the interview and said he'd fax it over to the Character and Fitness folks.

Now what?

(1) What, if anything, is the normal time frame between interview completion and swearing in?
(2) Should I expect notification via email or the postal service?

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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby Nonolaw » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:59 pm

DJTrump wrote:I submitted my application in person on December 14th. My interview occurred last Thursday, January 3rd. The interviewer signed off on my paperwork during the interview and said he'd fax it over to the Character and Fitness folks.

Now what?

(1) What, if anything, is the normal time frame between interview completion and swearing in?
(2) Should I expect notification via email or the postal service?


Hi, are you also in the Second Department?
I submitted mine in person on Dec-20th and so far nothing...Feeling really anxious.
May I ask how soon did you receive the news about the interview and how did you receive the news?

Thank you!

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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby Nonolaw » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:33 pm

DJTrump wrote:I submitted my application in person on December 14th. My interview occurred last Thursday, January 3rd. The interviewer signed off on my paperwork during the interview and said he'd fax it over to the Character and Fitness folks.

Now what?

(1) What, if anything, is the normal time frame between interview completion and swearing in?
(2) Should I expect notification via email or the postal service?


Hi, may I ask when did you receive the notification about the interview? Was it an email or a phone call?
I submitted mine in person too on Dec-20th, but so far haven't heard back anything...

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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby DJTrump » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:30 pm

January 2nd email informed me of a January 3rd interview.

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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby Nonolaw » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:36 pm

DJTrump wrote:January 2nd email informed me of a January 3rd interview.


Thanks so much for the info.
Could you please share once you learn about the swearing ceremony date as well?

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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby Wild Card » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:47 pm

Nonolaw wrote:
DJTrump wrote:January 2nd email informed me of a January 3rd interview.


Thanks so much for the info.
Could you please share once you learn about the swearing ceremony date as well?


02/06 and 02/13, IIRC.

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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby Nonolaw » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:42 pm

Wild Card wrote:
Nonolaw wrote:
DJTrump wrote:January 2nd email informed me of a January 3rd interview.


Thanks so much for the info.
Could you please share once you learn about the swearing ceremony date as well?


02/06 and 02/13, IIRC.


Thank you! Doesn’t look like I am going to get the interview until sometime Feb...still no news...

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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby DJTrump » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:41 pm

Nonolaw wrote:
DJTrump wrote:January 2nd email informed me of a January 3rd interview.


Thanks so much for the info.
Could you please share once you learn about the swearing ceremony date as well?


Received an email today with February 6th for the swearing-in. The email also said I "will be receiving . . . Admission Documents in the mail."

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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby Nonolaw » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:21 pm

DJTrump wrote:
Nonolaw wrote:
DJTrump wrote:January 2nd email informed me of a January 3rd interview.


Thanks so much for the info.
Could you please share once you learn about the swearing ceremony date as well?


Received an email today with February 6th for the swearing-in. The email also said I "will be receiving . . . Admission Documents in the mail."


Congratulations! Thanks for sharing!

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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby 123anitsirhC » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:08 pm

For the NY State Bar Application, do the Law-Related Employment Affirmations & the Affirmations of Good Moral Character need to be notarized??

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Postby m27 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:06 pm

123anitsirhC wrote:For the NY State Bar Application, do the Law-Related Employment Affirmations & the Affirmations of Good Moral Character need to be notarized??


Not anymore. The old ones had to, but the most recent version of the employment affirmation and moral character affirmation do not have to be notarized. However they do accept both.

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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby 123anitsirhC » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:26 am

m27 wrote:
123anitsirhC wrote:For the NY State Bar Application, do the Law-Related Employment Affirmations & the Affirmations of Good Moral Character need to be notarized??


Not anymore. The old ones had to, but the most recent version of the employment affirmation and moral character affirmation do not have to be notarized. However they do accept both.



THANK YOU!!

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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby Lawya » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:21 pm

Hi everyone ,

I have a question about tickets to the February 27th swearing in ceremony ! Does anyone know how strict they are with the 2 ticket limit ? And also does anyone have an extra ticket they would be willing to give.

Thank you ! :D

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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby Cop2lawyerNYC » Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:59 pm

Anyone have an idea when the March ceremony will be? I’m trying to plan a vacation. C&F interview is March 4 for me...do I get sworn in the next ceremony? (Assuming I pass)

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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby Wild Card » Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:16 pm

Cop2lawyerNYC wrote:Anyone have an idea when the March ceremony will be? I’m trying to plan a vacation. C&F interview is March 4 for me...do I get sworn in the next ceremony? (Assuming I pass)


I had my interview 01/08 and I'm being sworn in 02/27.

(That's a huge gap compared to the First Department.)

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Re: SECOND DEPARTMENT ADMISSION CHARACTER AND FITNESS

Postby Cop2lawyerNYC » Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:37 pm

Wild Card wrote:
Cop2lawyerNYC wrote:Anyone have an idea when the March ceremony will be? I’m trying to plan a vacation. C&F interview is March 4 for me...do I get sworn in the next ceremony? (Assuming I pass)


I had my interview 01/08 and I'm being sworn in 02/27.

(That's a huge gap compared to the First Department.)


That’s quite a gap. Did you have any issues?



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