Passed NY bar awhile ago but not admitted - why?

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Passed NY bar awhile ago but not admitted - why?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:39 pm

I came across an attorney profile today. This attorney appears to have passed the NY bar exam awhile ago (a few years), yet is not admitted to practice.

Does anyone know why this is? Is it a C&F issue or something else?

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Re: Passed NY bar awhile ago but not admitted - why?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:02 am

My friend passed it he July 2016 NY bar and is still not sworn in in NY. NY requires you to apply for admission within 3 years of sitting for the bar, so some people take their time. I submitted my materials 2.5 years after passing and was sworn in nearly 3 years after. It’s not always a C&F issue.

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Re: Passed NY bar awhile ago but not admitted - why?

Postby UnfrozenCaveman » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:22 am

1st dept takes a long time (lots of applications) even if you submit quickly.

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Re: Passed NY bar awhile ago but not admitted - why?

Postby QContinuum » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:09 pm

Anonymous User wrote:My friend passed it he July 2016 NY bar and is still not sworn in in NY. NY requires you to apply for admission within 3 years of sitting for the bar, so some people take their time. I submitted my materials 2.5 years after passing and was sworn in nearly 3 years after. It’s not always a C&F issue.

Why would you wait 2.5 years after passing to apply?! Did your employer not push you to become licensed? Were you admitted in/practicing in another jurisdiction, such that NY admission was more of a "nice to have" than a "need to have"?

In any case, I wouldn't recommend that anyone delay on purpose. Why risk the three years running out (and then having to retake the bar)? If at a large employer, no huge rush to apply the moment results are released, but there's taking a few months to finalize your application, and then there's waiting 2.5 years...

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Re: Passed NY bar awhile ago but not admitted - why?

Postby Lawstudent312 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:14 pm

It takes time to get admitted but makes no sense to wait years. Wasnt that the reason you went to law school?



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