m27 wrote:WheatThins wrote:yungthug92 wrote:URGENT QUESTION: If we use a video fast forwarder, will we still pass the electronic audit of time spent watching the course materials? NEED to know...
I sped of my videos, was audited, and had to do the whole thing over again.
I sped up two of the videos and the time difference between two videos is about 10 minutes. Will this pass the audit? Should I call up the Board and address this problem? Is it plausible that I could have watched most of two videos one day, and then completed them within 10 minutes of each other the next day, resulting in that time stamp? Please advise.
Honestly, not sure. There is no bright line to my knowledge about the cut-off, but they do want you to know or learn SOME NY law and since it is New York, they may be strict. I know this is not helpful but I am responding because it seems urgent and I was involved with the transition of bar exams as a student rep so I was present at more than 1 of the forums they held when they were taking comments and in discussing that part of the exam they (at the time) felt it was short enough and that attorney's would need to know SOME NY law to start, so while I do not know what the leeway is given that technology can fail us sometimes, but I have heard they made it non-searchable unless you buy some product or something(?) and supposedly made it more difficult which leads me to believe they are being stricter with the state portion. The issue really is - obviously - whether you call the board and be honest with them in a preemptive way or hold your breath to wait and see.
However, I would discourage people from speeding up the videos in the future. The guidelines ARE very clear, and you are warned that your time is going to be audited. Is it worth jeopardizing your licensure if that sends you to character and fitness or if you don't even make it to C&F because your audit rendered the NYLE void and they may make you wait a period of time before taking it again? I just really think people should follow the rules and then there isn't anything to worry about. Also, the course materials are not that long in the grand scheme of things (nothing compared to your UBE materials). If you don't understand something, read it. Print out a copy, highlight and/or take notes, and then tab the hell out of it - use big tabs to separate the subjects and smaller ones for subtopics and make a small binder.