In our latest episode of Remotely Ethical, we discuss New York's controversial decision to limit the next bar exam to New York law students.
In this episode we address:
- New York's decision to limit access to the September 2020 bar exam to graduates of the 15 law schools in New York state
- How does this development affect graduates of out-of-state law schools who can't sit for the New York bar exam?
- Emergency orders permitting temporary practice for non-admitted law school graduates in New York
- What are the options for out-of-state law school graduates want to take the New York bar exam?
- How could delays in taking the bar exam (and, thus, admission to the New York bar) affect law firms that hire recent graduates?
- Risk management issues associated with supervising non-admitted law graduates
- Tips for dealing with supervision of non-admitted law graduates, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic
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"Not all hope is lost. . . . First time test-takers who are unable to take the exam will be able conduct some type of limited practice with the state of New York, as long as they are under the supervision of a New York- admitted lawyer whose been admitted for at least three years."