Attorney Moral Character Recomenndation

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LegaleZy

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Attorney Moral Character Recomenndation

Postby LegaleZy » Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:14 pm

The NY Bar requires 2 moral character affidavits, one strongly preferred to be from an attorney in good standing not affiliated with your current employer or law school. That pretty much limits my pool to friends waiting to be licensed in other jurisdictions who I’m not that close too.

Does it look bad if I don’t have have a recommendation from an attorney in good standing? Or would I be better off getting rec from people who have known me the longest?

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Re: Attorney Moral Character Recomenndation

Postby encore1101 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:52 pm

FWIW, my character recommendations were a friend from undergrad whom I've known for about 7 years, and a licensed-attorney friend from law school that graduated a year before me, and I had no problems.

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Re: Attorney Moral Character Recomenndation

Postby LegaleZy » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:01 am

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Re: Attorney Moral Character Recomenndation

Postby FinallyPassedTheBar » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:50 pm

Not having an attorney rec. would raise questions for me. The first thing that would pop into my mind is why you don't have any attorney recs. from your summer internship/associate jobs. But I don't think it's fatal since the instructions say "strongly suggested", but not "mandatory".



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