You can waive into the DC Bar as long as you pass another state's bar and achieved a certain score on the Multi-state portion of the Bar exam. Thus, very few people actually take the DC bar (usually only those people that passed another state's bar but scored low on the multi-state). So, just take another state's bar and waive in.
Most attorneys I know in DC took the bar in the state of their law school or in MD. I think they choose MD over VA because of Baltimore.
I thought you had to practice for 5 years before you could do this
Quote from: vap on June 10, 2007, 08:06:24 PMMost attorneys I know in DC took the bar in the state of their law school or in MD. I think they choose MD over VA because of Baltimore.I'm not really sure what the bolded part means. I would suspect that the only reason more people practicing in DC proper would take the MD bar over the VA bar is that the MD bar is significantly easier.
Ah, another reason for MD...You can not be admitted to the MD bar on motion, so it makes sense to take the MD bar rather than the VA bar.http://www.ncbex.org/fileadmin/mediafiles/downloads/Comp_Guide/2007CompGuide.pdf