ALBANY – Leaders of the New York State Bar Association have asked the Court of Appeals to permit in-house counsels who have a “continuous presence” in New York to be authorized to practice law here without having to pass the state bar exam.

The House of Delegates, meeting Saturday at the group’s Albany headquarters, approved a resolution asking the New York Court of Appeals to add a new Part 522 to its rules to create a registration requirement specifically for in-house counsel.

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