|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S808
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S808 - Details
S808 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S808 TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE OF THE BILL: To allow graduates of law schools who have achieved a juris doctorate from a law school accredited by a national accrediting agency and who have passed the bar exam and been admitted to practice in another state, to sit for the bar exam in New York State. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Amends subdivision 3 of §53 of the Judiciary Law to allow a person to sit for the bar exam in New York State if: (1) he or she has received a juris doctorate from a law school which: (a) is accredited by a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Dept. of Education whose scope of authority includes first professional degrees in law; and (b) which law school qualifies for participation in the federal student loan program under Title IV; and
S808 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 808 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ 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 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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