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In today's increasingly globalised world, demand continues to grow for those who understand the workings and complexities of the law of more than one jurisdiction. The United States is the world’s largest financial and legal market, admission to New York or California can significantly broaden your career opportunities, both with US firms and international law firms.
Asia Bar Review has a proven track record of efficiently and as seamlessly as possibly obtaining the foreign evaluation approval for lawyers without US JD. We assisted thousands of individual with their New York bar foreign evaluation application.
Section 520.6 of the Rules of the Court of Appeals contains the eligibility requirements for applicants who wish to qualify for the New York State bar examination based on the study of law in a foreign country. The New York Board of Examiner will not commence review until it is in receipt of all required foreign documentation. Such applicants should allow at least six months from the date of the Board's receipt of all of the necessary documentation for a decision to be made. Call us today to find out more if you are eligible to take the New York bar.
- Obtain NCBE number and BOLE ID
- Complete Online Foreign Evaluation Form
- Submit Required Documentation
Asia Bar Review prides itself on its client service levels. We offer hand holding guidance to guide you through the application process.
Foreign Evaluation Process
- Obtain NCBE number and BOLE ID
- Complete Online Foreign Evaluation Form
- Submit Required Documentation
Asia Bar Review prides itself on its client service levels. We offer hand holding guidance to guide you through the bar exam application.
|Exam Date||Application Filing Period|
|Feb||1 Nov – 30 Nov|
|July||4 April – 30 April|
The application fee is set in statute by the New York State Legislature and is based on the method of qualifying (see Judiciary Law section 465). Under section 520.6 Study of law in foreign country is $750.
New York’s Skills Competency and Professional Values Bar Admission Requirement
New York's Skills Competency and Professional admission requirement is under Rule 520.18. The requirement will first apply to applicants who commence their legal studies after August 1, 2016. Contact us to find out more.
New York Bar Pro Bono Program Admission Requirement
The mission of the Asia Bar Review Pro Bono Program is to provide diverse and innovative pro bono opportunities for clients to practice law and develop skills through individualized supervision; advance access to justice locally by working on real cases/projects; and inspire students to develop a lifelong commitment to pro bono service. Our Pro Bono Program is tailored to ensure the compliance of Rule 520.16 of the Rules of Court of Appeals.
Pursuant to Rule 520.16 of the Rules of the Court of Appeals, applicants who successfully pass the bar examination in New York State must demonstrate that they have performed 50 hours of qualifying pro bono service before applying for admission to practice.
Step 1: Complete the qualifying pro bono work
Step 2: Supervisor must complete the supervisor certification on the Affidavit of Compliance
Step 3: Submit the Affidavit of Compliance with your Application for Admission to the appropriate Appellate
Division of the New York Supreme Court
Asia Bar Review Pro Bono Program will work around working clients’ schedule. The work will be in Hong Kong, some of which will be over the internet to accommodate clients’ schedule.
The New York Law Course (NYLC)
The NYLC is an online, on demand course on important and unique aspects of New York law in the subjects of Administrative Law, Business Relationships, Civil Practice and Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Matrimonial and Family Law, Professional Responsibility, Real Property, Torts and Tort Damages, and Trusts, Wills and Estates. The NYLC consists of approximately 15 hours of videotaped lectures with embedded questions which must be answered correctly before an applicant can continue viewing the lecture.
The New York Law Exam (NYLE)
The NYLE is a 50 item, two hour, open book, multiple choice test administered online. It tests important New York rules on the topics of Administrative Law, Business Relationships, Civil Practice and Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Matrimonial and Family Law, Professional Responsibility, Real Property, Torts and Tort Damages, and Trusts, Wills and Estates. The NYLE is offered four times per year. Please note that the failure to take and pass the NYLE before the results of any given UBE are released may result in a delay in admission. There is a $27 fee for the NYLE which is payable to Examsoft.
The Multistate Preparation Responsibility Examination (MPRE)
The Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) is a two-hour, 60-question multiple-choice examination developed by NCBE that is administered three times per year. The purpose of the MPRE is to measure examinees’ knowledge and understanding of established standards related to the professional conduct of lawyers.
New York is the 16th State that adopts the Uniform Bar Exam. The UBE consists of the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), Multistate Performance Test (MPT) and Multistate Essay Examination (MEE). It is uniformly administered, graded and scoredby user jurisdictions and results in a portable score that can be transferred to other jurisdictions if you have studied law in the US.
|Day1||Morning||MPT (2 tasks worth 20%)|
|Afternoon||MEE (6 questions worth 30%)|
|Day2||Morning||100 multiple-choice questions (Multistate Bar Examination (MBE)|
|Afternoon||100 multiple-choice questions (Multistate Bar Examination (MBE)|
|New York City||Armory Track & Field Center 216 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY 10032|
|Buffalo Buffalo||Niagara Convention Center 153 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY 14202|
|Albany||Empire State Plaza Convention Hall Concourse Level, Albany, NY 12242|
July 2020 Exam
30th May 2020/ 10th March 2021
1 April 2020/ 1 Feb 2020
10 months/ 6 months
GMAT or TOFEL requirements:
Online ONLY (FREE study group)
A: Section 520.6 of the Rules of the Court of Appeals for the Admission of Attorneys and Counselors at Law (22 NYCRR 520.6) contains the eligibility requirements for applicants who wish to qualify for the New York State bar examination based on the study of law in a foreign country. We also offer FREE consultation on eligibility. Please reach us at +852 3183 4181 or +65 6632 3610 or leave us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get back to you.
Q. What is the schedule for the New York Bar Exam?
A: The schedule for the UBE in New York is as follows:
Tuesday: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
During the morning session on Tuesday, applicants are given three hours to complete two Multistate Performance Test (MPT) items. During the afternoon session on Tuesday, applicants are given three hours to answer six Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) questions. On Wednesday, applicants will take the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), which is a six-hour, 200 question multiple-choice exam divided into two three-hour sessions.
Q. What are the other admission requirements apart from passing the UBE?
A: An applicant for admission in New York must also take and complete an online course in New York-specific law, known as the New York Law Course (NYLC), and must take and pass an online examination, known as the New York Law Exam (NYLE). Applicants must comply with the 50 hour pro bono service requirement and pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE). Additionally, applicants who commence their law school studies after August 1, 2016 must comply with the new Skills Competency Requirement set forth in Section 520.18 of the Rules of the Court of Appeals.
Q. How many times do I have to travel to US?
A: You must travel to US for the UBE exam and MPRE exam.
Q. What is the fee to take the UBE in New York?
A: The fee is prescribed by section 465 of the Judiciary Law, $250 for domestically-educated applicants and $750 for candidates educated in a foreign country and qualifying for admission under Court of Appeals Rule 520.6.
Q. Is there a charge to take the NYLC and NYLE?
A: There is no fee to take the NYLC. The fee to take the NYLE is $27 paid directly to Examsoft.
Q. Does the International BARBRI course offer FREE repeat if I fail my New York Bar Exam?
A: We offer one FREE repeat which can be used to join any of our courses which begin within 12 months of the original exam date. In the case of deferral, BARBRI charges $395 USD.
Q. What are my payment options?
A: You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for installment plan, which is $2995 USD before the course starts, and $500USD per month for the 10 month program and $1000USD per month for the 6 month program.
Q. Will I have time?
A: Asia Bar Review courses’ are designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills and pass the Bar Exam without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.
Q. How can Asia Bar Review help?
A: Asia Bar Review is the leading legal education Company in Asia. We are established in 2011 and is the first and most comprehensive Company that offers one stop service for the US and UK Bar Exam. We partner with BARBRI to bring the best legal education service to Asia. Our BARBRI courses are exactly the same as the BARBRI ones. However we offer additional services and hand holding guidance for all our clients from registration to admission. Pass the BAR with ABR!
On September 14, 2012, the New York State Court of Appeals adopted a new rule requiring applicants for admission to the New York State bar to perform 50 hours of pro bono services. Pursuant to Rule 520.16 of the Rules of the Court of Appeals, applicants who successfully pass the bar examination in New York State must demonstrate that they have performed 50 hours of qualifying pro bono service before applying for admission to practice. Below are some testimonials from clients that have joined our ABR Pro Bono program.
Thank you for organising this Pro Bono programme as it would have been a nightmare trying to find a placement on my own that would satisfy all the requirements for the Bar. I think its wonderful what your company does, guiding so many young graduates through the perilous journey that is passing and being called to the New York Bar. My favourite aspect about the program is being able to help a group of people who are severely disadvantaged when it comes to being informed about their rights. It allows me to make a tangible and positive difference in their lives especially as I am given the opportunity to accompany them to their settlement meetings and tribunal hearings.
– B.L **
I enjoyed having face-to-face interviews with clients, and got the opportunity to follow cases from start to end. I was able to utilise my bilingual skills to help our clients to communicate with their employers by drafting letters and attending conciliation meeting, as well as helped distressed individuals to find a way to resolve their predicament. I also enjoyed working with experienced human rights lawyers and volunteers at clinic, and gained the most valuable experience which I do not get in my corporate law practice.
– J.L **
The program offers tremendous opportunities to learning how to approach a case and communicate with the client from the staff at the centre. They are really helpful and always ready to help.
– S.L **
Thank you for all your help in the past year!
– E.W **
The aspect of the program I enjoyed most is being able to help minorities.
– D.L **
ABR Pro Bono Program had been an enjoyable pro bono work experience. There were many aspects of the program I enjoyed. It was rewarding to see people in need walk out with more confidence and fewer worries because they know their rights and entitlements under the law. Accompanying the client to a court hearing, with a member of the Philippines Consulate in attendance, after drafting the witness statements and statement of claim was one of many highlights. Another was when I successfully negotiated a domestic helper's outstanding one-month's salary in lieu of notice with an employer. Lastly, the Pro Bono team was friendly and showed me the ropes around the office.
– T.H **
Interviewing clients is the best part of the program, as this is the key step in understanding their case… I enjoyed researching on relevant laws, be it related to small claims, labour tribunal cases, or Employment Ordinance.
– L.L **
The best part of the program is helping people who need help and protection of the law. The work involves increase legal awareness of the vulnerable community.
– T.S **
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