assembly Bill A10846

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to temporarily admitting certain attorneys graduating from law school or taking the bar exam during the COVID-19 state disaster emergency

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Jul 24, 2020 referred to judiciary

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A10846 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8827
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Judiciary

A10846 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to temporarily admitting certain attorneys graduating from law school or taking the bar exam during the COVID-19 state disaster emergency; such attorney may be admitted on a permanent basis if they remain in good standing under section 90 of the judiciary law and work at least 100 hours under the supervision of a permanently admitted attorney.

A10846 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   10846
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               July 24, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  COMMITTEE  ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Simon) --
   read once and referred to the Committee on Judiciary
 
 AN ACT in relation to temporarily admitting certain attorneys graduating
   from law school or taking the  bar  exam  during  the  COVID-19  state
   disaster  emergency;  and  providing for the repeal of such provisions
   upon expiration thereof

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Notwithstanding any provision of law, rule, or regulation
 to the contrary, any person who has graduated or will graduate  from  an
 American Bar Association accredited law school or who would otherwise be
 eligible  to  take  the New York state bar examination, has demonstrated
 compliance with section 520.9 of the rules of the court of appeals,  and
 has  satisfied  the  requirements  for  good moral character and general
 fitness requisite for an attorney- and counselor-at-law as  required  by
 section  90  of  the judiciary law and who intends to primarily practice
 law in the state of New York shall be admitted to practice  in  all  the
 courts  of  record of the state on a temporary basis.  An individual who
 remains in good standing in accordance with section 90 of the  judiciary
 law  and  practices law for a minimum of 100 hours under the supervision
 of a permanently admitted attorney, who shall submit an  affirmation  of
 the  nature  and extent of the supervision to the committee on character
 and fitness and shall, upon such completion of such supervision,  trans-
 mit  the  candidate's  credentials  to  the appellate division, shall be
 admitted to practice in all courts of record of the state on a permanent
 basis. Such submission shall not be made earlier than three months after
 having completed the requisite number of supervised hours.  Such  super-
 vised  work  shall  be completed no later than 18 months after September
 30, 2021 or such date as the COVID-19  state  disaster  emergency  ends,
 whichever is later.
   §  2.  Nothing  contained in this act shall be construed as rescinding
 any rules promulgated  or  waivers  thereof  by  the  court  of  appeals
 pertaining to admission to practice as an attorney- and counselor-at-law
 that are not inconsistent with this act.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets