Failed to Appear Twice--Please Help

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Failed to Appear Twice--Please Help

Postby PAGuyana » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:29 pm

I failed to appear twice for the NY Bar exam--first time about ten years ago: I needed surgery and requested a waiver which was granted for a free retake; second time: I had a family emergency and could not attend.

Is any one familiar about the petition that NY requires for this situation when one applies for the Bar Exam?

Can anyone provide insight?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Failed to Appear Twice--Please Help

Postby JoeSeperac » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:09 pm

In my experience, NY BOLE usually grants the first “Two Withdrawal Waiver Petition.” I am aware of examinees who withdrew twice and were granted permission to sit for the exam. I am currently NOT aware of any examinee who was denied permission to sit for the exam after two withdrawals. However, I don’t know the circumstances of each examinee’s withdrawal or how in-depth their Rule 6000.6(i) petition was. Some things to be aware of to expedite your petition:

- Your response must be in the form of an affidavit (meaning it much be notarized/acknowledged). A sample blank affidavit is here:
http://seperac.com/pdf/Sample_Affidavit.doc
- Any documentation must be in English.
- Respond as truthfully as possible.
- According to NYBOLE: “Please also note that waiver petitions under Board Rule 6000.6[i] will generally only be granted once absent extremely compelling circumstances.” This means you better not withdraw again if you receive a waiver.

Post back to let me know how it goes.

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Re: Failed to Appear Twice--Please Help

Postby yuzu » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:22 pm

If the petition were somehow to be denied, it would seem to me that since NY is now a UBE jurisdiction you could simply take the UBE somewhere else and transfer the score. Therefore, this is a much less draconian rule than it used to be.

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Re: Failed to Appear Twice--Please Help

Postby PAGuyana » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:42 am

Thank you for your help!

My petition was approved!!! Any advice for bar prep would be appreciated...

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Re: Failed to Appear Twice--Please Help

Postby Hand » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:59 pm

PAGuyana wrote:Thank you for your help!

My petition was approved!!! Any advice for bar prep would be appreciated...

I recommend taking a bar course!!!

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Re: Failed to Appear Twice--Please Help

Postby PAGuyana » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:18 pm

Thank you!




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