DC Bar Waiver Status
A number of people have asked me what's involved in the DC Bar wavier application. Well, this one's for you guys. I crossed out what I've actually accomplished.
MBE release form. (you need to have scored 133, though if you're applying from a state that's like CA, you're flying blind on this one.)
Copy of MPRE scores.
Authorization and Release Forms. Three copies. Each one notarized no more than 5 days before submitting application.
Form request for NCBE Character Report.
Certified check for $400 made out to Clerk, DC Court of Appeals.
Certified check for $250 made out to NCBE.
Certified check for $25 for MBE score release.
One staple or heavy binder clip. (yes, it says this)
Wow, so I've done almost nothing. That's awesome. To be fair, I can't do most of it until I get my paperwork from my law school and the CA Supreme Court, since I can't have any of the forms notarized or signed/dated too long before I send the entire application in. I'll also wait until the whole app is ready until I go get the certified checks, but at least I've got that money in my bank. If you have any
questions, feel free to ask.
Oh, and I should mention this because of it's total unbelievability factor. I called CalBar yesterday with a question and not only was the woman I spoke to friendly but she actually had the answer to my question! Maybe once you actually become an attorney they feel like they have to start listening to you. Or at least, not be a total, utter dick so we don't get mad and sue them for emotional distress like we wanted to all summer. (We had to settle for voodoo dolls back then.)