Civil law country lawyer bar exam


I am lawyer in turkey which is ciil law country.I want to sit New York Bar Exam.
Can I just sit it without LLM and and without any American Law School?
I mean Can I work from books and take exam?
I am lawyer in turkey which is ciil law country.I want to sit New York Bar Exam.
Can I just sit it without LLM and and without any American Law School?
I mean Can I work from books and take exam?
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Anyone ???
Anyone ???
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dnunes
No. Coming from a civil law country, you must at least complete an LLM in the US to sit for the NY Bar. You can find the detailed explanation on Section 520.6 of the Rules of the Court of Appeals for the Admission of Attorneys and Counselors at Law (see www.nybarexam.org, there are other requirements too, such as the Pro Bono one)
No. Coming from a civil law country, you must at least complete an LLM in the US to sit for the NY Bar. You can find the detailed explanation on Section 520.6 of the Rules of the Court of Appeals for the Admission of Attorneys and Counselors at Law (see www.nybarexam.org, there are other requirements too, such as the Pro Bono one)
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No. Coming from a civil law country, you must at least complete an LLM in the US to sit for the NY Bar. You can find the detailed explanation on Section 520.6 of the Rules of the Court of Appeals for the Admission of Attorneys and Counselors at Law (see www.nybarexam.org, there are other requirements too, such as the Pro Bono one)


Hi dnunes and Mehmet,

I am also a lawyer registered to Istanbul bar with a Turkish law degree subject to civil law jurisdiction and want to sit for the CA bar exam. Is it possible for CA bar or I would also need to complete an LLM?

And Mehmet, are there any progress in your situation?

Thanks a lot :)
Buse
[quote]No. Coming from a civil law country, you must at least complete an LLM in the US to sit for the NY Bar. You can find the detailed explanation on Section 520.6 of the Rules of the Court of Appeals for the Admission of Attorneys and Counselors at Law (see www.nybarexam.org, there are other requirements too, such as the Pro Bono one)[/quote]

Hi dnunes and Mehmet,

I am also a lawyer registered to Istanbul bar with a Turkish law degree subject to civil law jurisdiction and want to sit for the CA bar exam. Is it possible for CA bar or I would also need to complete an LLM?

And Mehmet, are there any progress in your situation?

Thanks a lot :)
Buse
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Hi Buse.I asked California Bar that can turkish lawyer eligible to set Bar exam and they said they want an application for that.we have to make an application for eligiblity.in tjis application they want a glld standing certificate which is kind of proof of your practicing in your bar.
But they didnt tell any thing about Turkish law gratuated eligiblity.
For new york bar we cant.because if you chech new york bar rules obviously Civil law Bacheolar degree dont eligibilty .
But commom law degree has eligibilty.
So we can try and hope to get an eligibilty to set california bar exam but i think it is too hard

[Edited by Mehmet Akif Pektaş on Apr 20, 2019]

Hi Buse.I asked California Bar that can turkish lawyer eligible to set Bar exam and they said they want an application for that.we have to make an application for eligiblity.in tjis application they want a glld standing certificate which is kind of proof of your practicing in your bar.
But they didnt tell any thing about Turkish law gratuated eligiblity.
For new york bar we cant.because if you chech new york bar rules obviously Civil law Bacheolar degree dont eligibilty .
But commom law degree has eligibilty.
So we can try and hope to get an eligibilty to set california bar exam but i think it is too hard
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Hi Mehmet and Buse,
If you are a lawyer in good standing in Turkey or any other Country, you would be eligible for the CA Bar Exam. Confirming your eligibility is not that difficult. You have to submit all the documentation to CA Bar (please see http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Admissions) and wait for their response (which takes up to 4 months).
If you are interested in preparing for the CA Bar Exam, BARBRI International offers part-time courses designed specifically to help non-US Law graduates pass the NY or CA Bar Examinations.
If you have any interest in our courses or questions regarding eligibility, I would be more than happy to assist you!
Best,
Juliana

[Edited by julianadelpesco on May 23, 2019]

Hi Mehmet and Buse,
If you are a lawyer in good standing in Turkey or any other Country, you would be eligible for the CA Bar Exam. Confirming your eligibility is not that difficult. You have to submit all the documentation to CA Bar (please see http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Admissions) and wait for their response (which takes up to 4 months).
If you are interested in preparing for the CA Bar Exam, BARBRI International offers part-time courses designed specifically to help non-US Law graduates pass the NY or CA Bar Examinations.
If you have any interest in our courses or questions regarding eligibility, I would be more than happy to assist you!
Best,
Juliana
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Hi Juliana
I am practicing in Turkey and member of Turkish Bar Association.I have a few question
1.What is good standing? Is it kind of work permitt or licence which shows that we are practicing as an attorney in that bar?
2.where can we get good standing proof?
Hi Juliana
I am practicing in Turkey and member of Turkish Bar Association.I have a few question
1.What is good standing? Is it kind of work permitt or licence which shows that we are practicing as an attorney in that bar?
2.where can we get good standing proof?
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Hi Mehmet,
I am happy to help you!
1) Yes, that is correct. I would say also the date when you were admitted to the Turkish Bar Association and any sanction, suspension or disciplinary measures (or lack of those).
2) I believe that you can get this certificate with Turkish Bar Association.
If you have any other questions, I would be more than happy to assist you!
Best,
Juliana

[Edited by julianadelpesco on May 28, 2019]

Hi Mehmet,
I am happy to help you!
1) Yes, that is correct. I would say also the date when you were admitted to the Turkish Bar Association and any sanction, suspension or disciplinary measures (or lack of those).
2) I believe that you can get this certificate with Turkish Bar Association.
If you have any other questions, I would be more than happy to assist you!
Best,
Juliana
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Mehmet,
You can also try to get your certificate of good standing with the Istanbul Bar Association.
Best,
Juliana
Mehmet,
You can also try to get your certificate of good standing with the Istanbul Bar Association.
Best,
Juliana
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Thank You Juliana.I will try it and sent you message.
Thank You Juliana.I will try it and sent you message.
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