Wednesday, October 29, 2014
The switch would also make it easier for lawyers to move in and out of New York without having to take tests anywhere else. The proposal is known as the Uniform Bar Examination and it is used by 14 states right now. The New York Court of Appeals will weigh the pros and cons of switching to this test. A lawyer who passes the uniform test in one state is permitted to transfer the score they earn to another jurisdiction that participates in the test, but there are some exceptions.
Should New York accept the proposal, it would triple the number of people taking the uniform test in the country. The New York Court of Appeals will vote on the plan following a public comment period that comes to a conclusion in November.
“New York would be a national leader as the first large state in terms of bar applicants to administer this test,” states the proposal by the New York State Board of Law Examiners.
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