Waiving into DC Bar with MBE Score

NotoriousRBG90
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Waiving into DC Bar with MBE Score

Postby NotoriousRBG90 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:03 pm

Hey! Just a quick question, which I wasn't able to find the answer to on here. Does anyone know how much the costs are to waive into the DC Bar with your MBE score transferred? Thanks!

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ndbigdave
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Re: Waiving into DC Bar with MBE Score

Postby ndbigdave » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:27 pm

NotoriousRBG90 wrote:Hey! Just a quick question, which I wasn't able to find the answer to on here. Does anyone know how much the costs are to waive into the DC Bar with your MBE score transferred? Thanks!


There will be two portions:
1 - Fee for the motion, from memory it is a bit over $400
2 - Paying the NCBE to complete your C&F which I believe is about $450

Then any incidential fees to get things notarized, mailed etc.,

After being certified (expect to wait 6-8 months or so) you will need to be sworn in and then complete the mandatory course (another $220) though the course can be put off (you have to do it within 12 months of being admitted) the whole process will cost north of $1000 and takes longer than you may first expect.

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Re: Waiving into DC Bar with MBE Score

Postby gingerbread » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:35 am

I just submitted mine a few weeks ago -- $850 or so sounds about right. The one good thing about DC is that you can pay all their fees with a credit card and at least get some points, unlike Virginia.

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Re: Waiving into DC Bar with MBE Score

Postby ORHopeful » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:23 pm

Can you waive into DC based solely on your MBE score? I had looked into this after I failed the CA bar but with a high MBE score and I was under the impression the answer was no?

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ndbigdave
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Re: Waiving into DC Bar with MBE Score

Postby ndbigdave » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:30 pm

ORHopeful wrote:Can you waive into DC based solely on your MBE score? I had looked into this after I failed the CA bar but with a high MBE score and I was under the impression the answer was no?


https://www.dccourts.gov/court-of-appea ... admissions

To waive in via motion through MBE score you need to have been admitted (IE: passed) with your MBE score being 133 or higher.

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Re: Waiving into DC Bar with MBE Score

Postby NotoriousRBG90 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:59 pm

Thanks, everyone! I thought it was more than $1k, but wanted to check in with those who had already gone through the process.




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