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Employment Dates

Postby asdf09876 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:37 pm

When a bar application says employment in the last 10 years - when do we think this starts? 10 years from date of application? Date of bar exam? Or through the past 10 years (ex. including a job that ended in February 2010)?

Interpretation issues... I've been in law school too long.

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Re: Employment Dates

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:07 am

What? So if you're applying to the July bar with an application deadline in April, you're asking if you should include employment dates from before April 2010? I don't think that's necessary

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Re: Employment Dates

Postby asdf09876 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:40 am

Anonymous User wrote:What? So if you're applying to the July bar with an application deadline in April, you're asking if you should include employment dates from before April 2010? I don't think that's necessary

Right - I'm asking if I should include a job that ended 10 years and 2 months before I'm submitting my application, but still within the year that was 10 years before my application.

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Re: Employment Dates

Postby QContinuum » Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:02 pm

asdf09876 wrote:When a bar application says employment in the last 10 years - when do we think this starts? 10 years from date of application? Date of bar exam? Or through the past 10 years (ex. including a job that ended in February 2010)?

Interpretation issues... I've been in law school too long.

My gut take (obviously without knowing which state, let alone reviewing the actual instructions) is that, unless the application specifies otherwise, 10 years means 10 calendar years counting back from the date you sign your application. I would not ordinarily interpret 10 years to include "a job that ended 10 years and 2 months before ... but still within the year that was 10 years before my application".

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