I haven't yet discussed the Israel Bar Exam, so I will just briefly touch upon it now, and save more for later. The Israel Bar Exam is taken only after a one year required internship, known as "sta'g," and after all the nine exams in the Laws of Israel have been successfully completed. This exam is administered twice a year, in November and May. However, attorneys may be exempt from taking the Israel Bar Exam where they can prove they worked in law (as a lawyer or judge) for at least five years from the date they were officially admitted to the bar and licensed to practice law in the country (or state) they actually worked in. Note that this five year rule is quite stringent. So, even if you are short just a few months, do not expect an exemption. More about the Israel Bar Exam later, but in the meanwhile, if you have specific questions, please feel free to email me.