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Lanya

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Woul I need to retake the Bar?
« on: April 15, 2005, 07:44:31 AM »
I have not been able to find an answer to this, and since most people here are law students, I thought you might know.  If a lawer wants to go live and practice in a new state, does he/she need to retake the bar exam in that state?  After all, I thought, the law does differ from state to state.  On the other hand, it might not differ by that much and retaking the Bar seems like a lot of work.  Does anyone have the answer? ???

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Re: Woul I need to retake the Bar?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2005, 09:05:18 AM »
You need to contact the bar in the state you want to practice and see if they have any reciprocity agreements between the states.  For example, if you take and pass teh NY bar, you need to contact the Florida State bar to see if they have a reciprocity agreement with NY bar.

I believe in California, it doesn't matter what state you passed the bar in, there is no reciprocity so you have to take the California bar no matter what.

Generally speaking, you probably would.  I believem most big states like California, Florida, Texas, etc. has no reciprocity agreements and you have to take their bar and smaller states like Ohio and Illinois have limited reciprocity agreements. 

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Re: Woul I need to retake the Bar?
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2005, 01:01:48 PM »
Just to add to what zemog said, most (if not all) of the states that do have reciprocity agreements require that an attorney has practiced a minimum amount of time (e.g., 5 years) before he or she is eligible. 

And it's true, Florida has no reciprocity.   :(

P.S. The BarBri website (www.barbri.com) has info.  Choose the state you are interested from the pull-down menu and someone on that state's main page you will see a "Reciprocity" link. 

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Re: Woul I need to retake the Bar?
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2005, 09:07:05 PM »
Thank you for your help!

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Re: Woul I need to retake the Bar?
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2006, 06:04:21 PM »
bumpity bump bump...

great food for thought - worthy of a bump!
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Re: Woul I need to retake the Bar?
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2006, 06:28:51 PM »
A lot of answers to these types of questions can be found at the ABA website section on Bar Admissions.

http://www.abanet.org/legaled/baradmissions/basicoverview.html

(I know this thread is old, but I figure someone bumped it a reason)

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Re: Woul I need to retake the Bar?
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2006, 01:10:30 PM »
If I go to law school in state A, but want to practice in state B, where do I take the Bar? Am I required to take the Bar in state A since I went to school in state A? Do I just take the Bar in state B? Or do I take both Bar Exams?

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Re: Woul I need to retake the Bar?
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2006, 03:14:12 PM »
State B. Providing you attended a school that is ABA accredited.

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Re: Woul I need to retake the Bar?
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2006, 06:23:53 PM »
Take the bar in state B; you'll have to sign up and take the BarBri course offered in state B, as well, or so I'm told.

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Re: Woul I need to retake the Bar?
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2006, 03:34:50 PM »
When do you have to register for the Bar/ BarBri?