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Emily Pataki Fails NY Bar


— November 15, 2006

Results for the New York Bar Exam came out today. Emily Pataki, the daughter of New York’s outgoing governor and an associate at White & Case in New York, reportedly failed the exam. According to this item from the New York Observer’s “The Politicker” blog, Ms. Pataki chose to express herself to her colleagues thusly:

Emily Pataki

From: Pataki, Emily R.
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2006
10:05 AM

To: NY All Subject:

There are many things I have been blessed and graced with in this life.

I am blessed to work at a brilliant place like White and Case. Although failing the Bar Exam is not something I would wish on my worst enemy, it is something I have to accept at this point in time.

I do not know all of you personally, and I may not ever get to know you all, but for those of you I’ve had the pleasure of working with and getting to know, I hope you know I did my very best, and have come to a crossroads where my best just was not good enough, the first time around.

I’ll try and keep my chin up and will work even harder to earn the respect of you all, please know already that you have mine.

Sincerely,

Emily Pataki

That’s an email I am thankful that I never had to write, but I think Emily handled it very well. Details here from the Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog.


Results for the New York Bar Exam came out today. Emily Pataki, the daughter of New York’s outgoing governor and an associate at White & Case in New York, reportedly failed the exam. According to this item from the New York Observer’s “The Politicker” blog, Ms. Pataki chose to express herself to her colleagues thusly:

Emily Pataki

From: Pataki, Emily R.
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2006
10:05 AM

To: NY All Subject:

There are many things I have been blessed and graced with in this life.

I am blessed to work at a brilliant place like White and Case. Although failing the Bar Exam is not something I would wish on my worst enemy, it is something I have to accept at this point in time.

I do not know all of you personally, and I may not ever get to know you all, but for those of you I’ve had the pleasure of working with and getting to know, I hope you know I did my very best, and have come to a crossroads where my best just was not good enough, the first time around.

I’ll try and keep my chin up and will work even harder to earn the respect of you all, please know already that you have mine.

Sincerely,

Emily Pataki

That’s an email I am thankful that I never had to write, but I think Emily handled it very well. Details here from the Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog.

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