senate Bill S8827A

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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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 23, 2020 print number 8827a
Jul 23, 2020 amend and recommit to rules
Jul 20, 2020 referred to rules

S8827 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10846
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Judiciary

S8827 - 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.

S8827 - Sponsor Memo

S8827 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8827
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               July 20, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 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.  The provisions of this act shall not apply to grad-
 uates of LLM programs.
   §  2.  Nothing  contained in this act shall be construed as rescinding
 any rules promulgated  or  waivers  thereof  by  the  court  of  appeals
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

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S8827A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10846
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Judiciary

S8827A (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.

S8827A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8827A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  8827--A
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               July 20, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Rules  --  committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee
 
 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
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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