The New York
State Bar Association (NYSBA) Task Force on the New York Bar Examination will
hold four public hearings across New York state concerning the adoption in May
2015 of the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE). The task force is investigating and will
report on the experience and impact of New York’s adoption of the UBE, with
each meeting being livestreamed online and on social media.
The first panel
meeting will be held Oct. 4, in Rochester, NY, and the task force will
livestream its meeting from the Hon. Samuel L. Green Courtroom from the
Appellate Division Fourth Department.
21, in Mineola, NY, the task force will livestream from the Nassau County
Bar Association and on Oct. 25, in Albany NY, the task force will
livestream its meeting from Albany Law School. The final livestreamed public
hearing will take place on Nov. 18, in New York City at the New York
County Lawyers Association.
guest information will be announced closer to the event dates.
created by NYSBA President Hank Greenberg and past NYSBA President Michael
Miller, is considering the impact that the UBE has had on applicants; on the
qualifications and relevant knowledge of newly admitted New York attorneys; on
potential employers; on current members of the bar; and on diversity in the
profession. At the conclusion of its investigation, the task force will make
recommendations regarding the future content and form of New York’s bar exam at
the NYSBA House of Delegates meeting in April 2020.
co-chairs Eileen D. Millett, co-head of environmental litigation at Phillips
Nizer and Presiding Justice Alan D. Scheinkman, of the Appellate Division for
the Second Judicial Department, have held informational meetings featuring
national experts on bar exam licensing and formed five subcommittees. The task
force will engage with the bar, the judiciary, practitioners, students and
deans of New York’s law schools, as they work to ensure that the views of all
stakeholders are heard.
About the New York State Bar Association
The New York State Bar
Association is the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. Since
1876, NYSBA has helped shape the development of law, educated and informed the
legal profession and the public, and championed the rights of New Yorkers
through advocacy and guidance in our communities.
Contact: Brendan Kennedy