how long did you receive NYBole's approval to sit in NY bar


Hi. I am a foreign lawyer, filed my online evaluation form with NYBole, and submitted all the required documents last October 2013 (I received NYBole's confirmation of receipt of my documents in October 2013).

I plan to take the NY bar exam in July 2014 and I'm getting a little worried. My other friends who took the NY bar told me that it takes approximately ten to twelve weeks from receipt of all documents to get NY Bole's approval/rejection. (I know that the site states that it will take at least six months)

How long did it take NY Bole to determine your eligibility to take the NY bar (in cases of foreign law study)? Is it proper to follow up with them and inquire on the status of my application? Your replies will be of great help. Thanks in advance!

Hi. I am a foreign lawyer, filed my online evaluation form with NYBole, and submitted all the required documents last October 2013 (I received NYBole's confirmation of receipt of my documents in October 2013).

I plan to take the NY bar exam in July 2014 and I'm getting a little worried. My other friends who took the NY bar told me that it takes approximately ten to twelve weeks from receipt of all documents to get NY Bole's approval/rejection. (I know that the site states that it will take at least six months)

How long did it take NY Bole to determine your eligibility to take the NY bar (in cases of foreign law study)? Is it proper to follow up with them and inquire on the status of my application? Your replies will be of great help. Thanks in advance!
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splath86

Hi -

I filed my online evaluation form with NYBole around December and haven't heard from them yet. I called them and they said that they will be going through foreign lawyers' applications in April, and determine eligibility as soon as possible. I am worried because I submitted mine late but I was told I should still get an answer by the registration deadline. I hope this helps. S

Hi -

I filed my online evaluation form with NYBole around December and haven't heard from them yet. I called them and they said that they will be going through foreign lawyers' applications in April, and determine eligibility as soon as possible. I am worried because I submitted mine late but I was told I should still get an answer by the registration deadline. I hope this helps. S
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KJP

I'm also awaiting word on my eligibility.

I'm also awaiting word on my eligibility.
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olivers

Do you both have the required courses from the list produced by NY BOLE? If yes, then the decision is just a formality. If not, good luck.

Do you both have the required courses from the list produced by NY BOLE? If yes, then the decision is just a formality. If not, good luck.
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KJP

I'm not applying under the curative provision (which requires an LLM).

I'm not applying under the curative provision (which requires an LLM).
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olivers

I'm not applying under the curative provision (which requires an LLM).


Consider applying for the CA bar as a fall back. They accept late applications. Not sure if it is too late now for CA.

<blockquote>I'm not applying under the curative provision (which requires an LLM).</blockquote>

Consider applying for the CA bar as a fall back. They accept late applications. Not sure if it is too late now for CA.
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KJP

NYS BOLE allowed a lawyer from my country to sit in the July 2014 exams without an LLM. I'm aware of the precedent. Have no interest in applying for the CA Bar (as of now).

NYS BOLE allowed a lawyer from my country to sit in the July 2014 exams without an LLM. I'm aware of the precedent. Have no interest in applying for the CA Bar (as of now).
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olivers

NYS BOLE allowed a lawyer from my country to sit in the July 2014 exams without an LLM. I'm aware of the precedent. Have no interest in applying for the CA Bar (as of now).


Don't cite it as "precedent" though. Be very respectful and request. Since you know of the non-precedent you should know how to move, if and when you need to. If there are too many people using this route, there won't be too many positive outcomes. This works for people from Japan with some limitations in their degrees, which affects a small minority even among the Japanese.

<blockquote>NYS BOLE allowed a lawyer from my country to sit in the July 2014 exams without an LLM. I'm aware of the precedent. Have no interest in applying for the CA Bar (as of now).</blockquote>

Don't cite it as "precedent" though. Be very respectful and request. Since you know of the non-precedent you should know how to move, if and when you need to. If there are too many people using this route, there won't be too many positive outcomes. This works for people from Japan with some limitations in their degrees, which affects a small minority even among the Japanese.
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KJP

I am aware of what I have to do.

I am aware of what I have to do.
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