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Question on behalf of one of my offspring studying Law... Can

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Question on behalf of one of my offspring studying Law...
Can you give an opinion on qualifying as a Solicitor through this slighly odd / outside the box way
First pass New York Bar exams, which can be attempted by thoes with overseas law degrees such as a UK LLB - then use the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme to become a Solicitor after having been admitted as an Attorney through doing the New York Bar.
So route would be - LLB in the UK, New York Bar Exams then become Solicitor using the QLTS. Meaning no LPC or training contract.
Can you see any horrors or reasons this would not be possible
Many thanks
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Alex Watts :

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Alex Watts :

There is nothing wrong with doing this

Alex Watts :

As you know once you do the LPC you have to do a training contract.

Alex Watts :

They are like gold-dust

Alex Watts :

So doing it this way and doing the New York Bar is perfectly acceptable.

Alex Watts :

The only downside is that it takes longer and of course there is the cost.

Alex Watts :

There is the course, exams and of course generally you need to fly to New York for the exam

Alex Watts :

But to go down this route is not a problem at all

Alex Watts :

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Customer:

This could be a good option then. Thank you for your help.

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