BARBRI and New York State Bar Association bolster networking, career-building opportunities with free two-year NYSBA membership for international law graduates and lawyers

Mar. 20, 2019, LONDON – Global legal education provider BARBRI and the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) are offering BARBRI’s international students and alumni enhanced networking and career-building opportunities with a free two-year membership to NYSBA.

In addition, BARBRI is offering NYSBA members discounted fees on its international programmes to prepare foreign-qualified law graduates to sit for the New York or California Bar Exam.  BARBRI is also offering discounted fees for NYSBA attorneys seeking requalification as a solicitor in England and Wales through the Qualified Lawyer Transfer Scheme (QLTS).

The rapid growth of U.S. law firms in London and internationally, and the global nature of today’s legal landscape have created tremendous opportunity for lawyers qualified in more than one jurisdiction, particularly those dual-qualified in the U.S. and U.K. An increasing number of lawyers are expressing the need or desire to be able to advise transatlantic clients. BARBRI offers the path for those lawyers with its International Bar Preparation programme for non-U.S. law graduates and lawyers. QLTS Prep by BARBRI prepares qualified lawyers in other jurisdictions to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales.

This agreement builds on BARBRI’s international expertise, offering students and alumni of the programmes the chance to make and foster connections through NYSBA’s powerful network to help them meet their international career aspirations. For more than 140 years, NYSBA has served the legal profession in New York, influencing the development of law, advocating for important legislation and working for justice. With tens of thousands of members around the world, 65 chapters outside of the U.S and regional meetings around the globe, NYSBA membership offers tremendous prospects for lawyers looking to expand their expertise and international network.

BARBRI International Bar Preparation and QLTS Prep by BARBRI students and alumni will receive a free two-year membership to NYSBA – the International section and one additional section of their choice.

“Our aim is to not only prepare international lawyers to become dual-qualified, but to support them in building their careers and international networks,” said Sarah Hutchinson, BARBRI international managing director. “The NYSBA relationship, with its incredible worldwide network, events, education and other benefits, will provide the opportunity for our alumni to enhance their international employability.”


About The BARBRI Group

The BARBRI Group companies meet the legal education and specialized training needs of law students, attorneys and other professionals throughout their careers. The companies offer a comprehensive portfolio of learning solutions for higher education institutions and law- and finance-related businesses. At the core of The BARBRI Group Companies is BARBRI Bar Review, which has helped more than 1.3 million lawyers around the world pass a U.S. bar exam. The company also provides online J.D., post-J.D. and international programs for U.S. law schools and specialised ongoing training and certifications in areas such as financial crime prevention and eDiscovery. The BARBRI Group, founded in 1967, is a Leeds Equity Partners portfolio company headquartered in Dallas, Texas with offices throughout the United States and around the world.

About the New York State Bar Association

The New York State Bar Association is the second largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. Since 1876, the Association 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.