assembly Bill A2103

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
Jan 13, 2011 referred to judiciary

A2103 - Bill Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2992
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง53, Judy L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A11339, S7792A

A2103 - Bill Texts

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

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  2103

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 13, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. LAVINE -- read once and referred 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

A. 2103                             2

INCLUDES  FIRST  PROFESSIONAL DEGREES IN LAW AND WHICH LAW SCHOOL QUALI-
FIES FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE FEDERAL STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM  UNDER  TITLE
IV  OF  THE FEDERAL HIGHER EDUCATION ACT OF NINETEEN HUNDRED SIXTY-FIVE,
AS AMENDED.
  S 2. The court of appeals shall promulgate rules necessary to effectu-
ate the provisions of this act.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law; provided, that section two of this act shall
take effect immediately.

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