senate Bill S2992

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the rule-making power of the court of appeals as to admission of attorneys and counsellors

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to judiciary
Feb 04, 2011 referred to judiciary

S2992 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2103
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §53, Judy L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7792A, A11339

S2992 - Summary

Relates to the rule-making power of the New York state court of appeals as to admission of attorneys and counselors.

S2992 - Sponsor Memo

S2992 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2992

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 4, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ADAMS  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary

AN ACT to amend the judiciary law, in relation to the rule-making  power
  of  the  New  York state court of appeals as to admission of attorneys
  and counsellors

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Subdivision  3  of  section  53  of the judiciary law, as
amended by chapter 450 of the laws  of  1994,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  3.  (A) The court shall prescribe rules providing for a uniform system
of examination of candidates for admission to practice as attorneys  and
counsellors,  which shall govern the state board of law examiners in the
performance of its duties. The court shall not by its rules cause to  be
barred  from  examination or, upon successful completion of the examina-
tion process, subsequent admission to the state bar, provided he or  she
shall  otherwise  meet any requirements for admission, any person who is
currently admitted to practice in the jurisdiction of another state  and
has  received  a degree from a law school which qualifies such person to
practice law in such state, other than a law school which grants  credit
for  correspondence  courses, provided that such person has been engaged
in the actual practice of law in the state in which  they  are  admitted
for no less than five years.
  (B)  NOTWITHSTANDING  THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVI-
SION, THE COURT SHALL NOT BY ITS RULES CAUSE TO BE BARRED FROM  EXAMINA-
TION,  OR  UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE EXAMINATION PROCESS, SUBSE-
QUENT ADMISSION TO THE STATE BAR, ANY PERSON WHO HAS SUCCESSFULLY PASSED
THE BAR EXAMINATION OF ANOTHER STATE, HAS BEEN ADMITTED TO  PRACTICE  IN
ANOTHER  STATE, AND WHO HAS RECEIVED A JURIS DOCTORATE DEGREE FROM A LAW
SCHOOL WHICH IS ACCREDITED BY A NATIONAL ACCREDITING  AGENCY  RECOGNIZED
BY  THE  UNITED  STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION WHOSE SCOPE OF AUTHORITY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06941-01-1

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