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should I take the Maryland Bar Exam

I am moving from Louisiana with my husband and infant son. M lawandwar04/10/17
I would take the Maryland Bar and maybe waive into DC. You a kramer71604/10/17
Yes im hoping to get picked up by the VA but just in case i lawandwar04/10/17
Same here. Really hoping I get picked up for that. I have he kramer71604/10/17
If the choice is DC, VA, or MD, I'd pick MD because their CL govlaw04/10/17
yes ive applied for tons of fed jobs and have been referred lawandwar04/10/17
lawandwar (Apr 10, 2017 - 2:33 pm)

I am moving from Louisiana with my husband and infant son. My husband is a federal agent and has been assigned to another duty location in baltimore. As a result, i will have to take the Maryland Bar exam in order to continue to practice law. Should I take the Maryland Bar exam or another adjacent state's bar?

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kramer716 (Apr 10, 2017 - 2:41 pm)

I would take the Maryland Bar and maybe waive into DC. You applied for the VA job right? Just posted this in another thread, but hiring freeze is going to be lifted in two weeks so that you may get picked up for that.

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lawandwar (Apr 10, 2017 - 2:54 pm)

Yes im hoping to get picked up by the VA but just in case i dont, i wanted to at least be licensed in maryland and waive into DC. as for the Va interview, i never heard anything back after my interview and my usajobs status still says referred. So, hopefully, after the freeze is lifted, ill get picked up and not have to study for the exam.

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kramer716 (Apr 10, 2017 - 2:58 pm)

Same here. Really hoping I get picked up for that. I have heard they are looking to hire sixty additional attorneys once the freeze is lifted, and since we have already been interviewed it would make sense to get us in ASAP.

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govlaw (Apr 10, 2017 - 2:50 pm)

If the choice is DC, VA, or MD, I'd pick MD because their CLE requirements are minimal and their bar dues are cheap. You can waive into DC if need be.

Apply for federal jobs in the meantime and hopefully avoid additional costs.

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lawandwar (Apr 10, 2017 - 2:55 pm)

yes ive applied for tons of fed jobs and have been referred to some so far and som before the freeze. how is the character and fitness investigation like?

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