Did you work this summer? Document it for the bar.

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Did you work this summer? Document it for the bar.

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Applicants for Admission to the New York State bar must provide an affidavit for all law-related employment and must also certify that they have completed fifty (50) hours of law-related pro bono work. If you worked this summer in a legal or law-related setting, document this work on an affidavit which you supervising attorney must also complete. You will need to maintain this form until you apply for admission, after the bar exam. But, doing it now will save the trouble if your supervisor leaves, retires or does not complete the form timely.

Law-related employment affidavit: http://www.nybarexam.org/Admission/Apri ... 202015.pdf

Applicants for Admission to the New York State bar must provide an affidavit certifying that they have completed fifty (50) hours of law-related pro bono work.

Compliance with Pro Bono Requirements affidavit: http://ww2.nycourts.gov/sites/default/f ... llable.pdf

Qualifying law-related pro bono work includes:
o Law school clinics
o Law school Externship or law-related internship placements
o Law school practica
o Internships with a Judge or court system (providing law-related services)
o Federal, state or local government agency or legislative body (excluding political work or political party work)
o Law-related work for a not-for-profit organization

See “New York State Bar Admission: Pro Bono Requirement FAQs” at: http://www.courts.state.ny.us/ATTORNEYS ... ission.pdf

If you have any questions of concerns, contact:
Vice Dean for Social Justice Initiatives Melinda Saran
saran@buffalo.edu
614 O’Brian Hall
Lisa Patterson
Program Director for Externships, Public Interest
and Access to Justice Initiatives
518 O'Brian Hall
Phone: (716) 645-6262
Email: LPatter@Buffalo.edu
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