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Q: I notice that while waiting on the security screening line to get into court, all these lawyers flashed some card and just bypassed security. Whats up with that?


A: A: Lawyers have to apply for a special court ID. They must go through a high-level screening procedure that takes about 8 weeks. Once they have been cleared, they are given their court-approved ID card that will allow them to bypass security at all state court houses in New York. This NYS court-approved ID will not allow an attorney to bypass security at Federal court houses.