Thank you, Esquire. And today is another happy day on Bar Exam Lane: I found out that my MBE was, indeed, high enough to waive into DC (my state doesn't tell us our MBE scores, but for $30, you can find out if your score was high enough to meet another jurisdiction's requirements). Time to burn the BARBRI books!!!!**i.e., return them and get my $500 back
Yeah they have some BS "your score doesn't mean anything as long as you pass" reason. In reality, it's just a way to milk us out of more money, since a high percentage of people here want to waive into DC. Although I wonder if there's anything to keep DC from telling us once we're admitted...Yeah it costs a pretty penny to waive into DC. There's the $400 application fee, then the NCBE charges another $250 to conduct a C&F review. Since the NCBE is doing the C&F, one wonders what exactly DC is doing to warrant that $400 fee, but I digress... Then, of course, once you're admitted, you have to pay the bar dues. $195 for an entire year. If you're sworn in between January 1 and April 30, then half that. If you're sworn in between April 30 and July 1, then you will just pay the next fiscal year's dues.So in total, you're looking at about $750-850.The app is online and is pretty straightforward if you kept your old bar app. The only new things you'll need are a law school certification and a certificate of good standing from your state's highest court. And you'll also need to remember details of your speeding tickets...
Who is taking the July 2009 Bar?And if so, what state(s)are you sitting for?NY and NJ here.I am taking the PMBR - Complete Bar Review