Hi, I'd firstly like to know whether it makes sense to appeal / petition for a waiver or if there has been a precedent in the past of such a waiver being granted. I think I have a good case. If the answer is yes, I would need a reference of a (not too expensive) NY lawyer to assist. If this is not within the scope, no issues.
Thank you for your post. A different professional here. I have been trying to find case law on point for you but so far I am not seeing anything closely aligned with your unique fact pattern. My take on this situation is not just based on the potential grandfathering claim but also a reasonable extension of the exceptions under statute. Since graduation and the sitting for the bar are about 8 years apart, the Board of Bar Examiners can claim that the clause is no longer binding since the extension is now unreasonable based on the period of time between the program and the test. Still, it would not invalidate the LLM which itself should be sufficient to permit parties to sit for the exam based on Bar Examiner limitations. I am afraid that their decision, legally, appears sound. I would suggest that you consider browsing www.avvo.com for competent counsel--it is the site attorneys use to rate each other and for internal referrals if they have no direct links to a specific jurisdiction or a specific specialization.Good luck and please take care. I do apologize but I could not find any direct law that would assist you.
Not a problem, Dimitry. Thanks for your help, both, Paul and Dimitry.
You are most welcome, truly. This is definitely a most unique occurrence and I truly hope that you will be able to prevail, since it really does not make sense other than to attempt to ensure that foreign attorneys that are otherwise educated and qualified are unable to practice locally. It is highly unlikely that you would be pursuing US Constitutional law here.Good luck.
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