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The New York State Bar Exam: What Applicants Should Know About The Character And Fitness Process

The New York State Bar Exam: What Applicants Should Know About The Character And Fitness Process

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As part of the New York State Bar Exam, each jurisdiction for which applicants are seeking admission to the bar requires the applicant to submit a Character and Fitness evaluation. This process enables applicants to show that they possess the personal qualities required to practice law and have the necessary character to justify the trust and confidence that clients, the public, and the legal system will place in them. In this program, panelists will discuss:

  • Why the Character and Fitness process exists and the duties of the profession
  • The questions about criminal and school discipline, as well as disability
  • Categories of concern, including arrests, convictions, academic honesty, legal employer/work and handling mental health questions
  • The interplay the Character and Fitness exam has with the admissions process
  • Their experiences with the Character and Fitness exam and how you can better prepare for it

This program is FREE for NYSBA members and law student members. Sign up for a FREE NYSBA law student membership today to get access to this program, a variety of other law student programs, and an array of member benefits that will help you during your school career.

Start Date:
  • May 18, 2022
Start Time:
  • 4:00 PM
End Time:
  • 5:00 PM
Region:
  • Virtual Participation
Format:
  • Webinar
Product Code:
  • LAW51822
NYSBA Member Price: $0.00 Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $15.00
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • Young Lawyers Section
  • Committee On Legal Education And Admission To The Bar