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Rule 14-707

Rule 14-707. Application; deadlines; withdrawals; postponements and fees.

(a)Form. Each Applicant must submit a Complete Application for admission inaccordance with the instructions prescribed by the Bar. Such application shallinclude an authorization and release enabling the Bar to obtain informationconcerning the Applicant.

(b)Filing deadlines generally. Except as otherwise providedherein, the Bar shall receive Complete Applications by October 1 preceding theFebruary Bar Examination and by March 1 preceding the July Bar Examination.A Complete Application will be accepted up to 15 calendar days after the filingdeadline if accompanied by the prescribed 15-day late fee. A CompleteApplication will be accepted up to November 1 for the February Bar Examinationif accompanied by the prescribed 30-day late fee and up to April 1 for the JulyBar Examination if accompanied by the prescribed 30-day late fee. In accordancewith the filing instructions and information for the application, late orincomplete applications will not be accepted with the following exceptions:

(b)(1)An Applicant who will complete all law school academic requirements prior tothe Bar Examination, but whose law degree will not be conferred until after theapplication filing deadline may file the certificate of law school graduationafter the application has been submitted. Certificates of law school graduationmust be received by the Bar no later than thirty (30) calendar days prior tothe Bar Examination. In the event the certificate of law school graduation isnot timely received by the Bar, an Applicant will not be permitted to take theBar Examination.

(b)(2)An Applicant who has not received the criminal background report may submit theapplication without a criminal background report provided the Applicantprovides proof that a criminal background request has been filed prior tosubmission of the application. Sufficient proof of submission of the criminalbackground request shall be by declaration in the form prescribed by the Bar.In order for the Applicant?s name to be included on a motionfor admission the criminal background report must be submitted to the Bar nolater than fourteen (14) calendar days prior to the date the motion issubmitted to the Court. The Character and Fitness Committee may withdraw ormodify its approval based upon information contained in the criminal backgroundreport. In the event the criminal background report is not timely received bythe Bar, an Applicant will not be included on the motion for admission.

(c)Filing deadlines for Disbarred Attorneys. Disbarred Attorneys may not file anapplication for admission until the later of five years after the effectivedate of the license revocation or the date specified in the disciplinary order.Disbarred Attorneys must comply with Rule 14-717(b), if applicable. CompleteApplications for Disbarred Attorneys shall be received by the Bar by September1 preceding the February Bar Examination and by February 1 preceding the JulyBar Examination. Late applications for Disbarred Attorneys are not permitted.

(d)Withdrawal of applications and refunds. To withdraw an application, writtennotice must be provided. If written notice of withdrawal is received by theAdmissions Office 30 calendar days or more before the examination date,one-half of the filing fee shall be refunded, unlessthe Applicant withdraws after appearing before the Character and FitnessCommittee or after the Bar has incurred nonrefundable expenses related to atest accommodation request. Late fees, computer fees, and the application feesof Applicants not taking the Bar Examination are nonrefundable.

(e)Postponement of application. An Applicant may only postpone or transfer her orhis application due to emergency circumstances or pursuant to Rule 14-708(b)(4)(A).Emergency transfers are subject to the following restrictions.

(e)(1)The Applicant must provide a written request, including payment of theprescribed transfer fee, prior to the conclusion of the Bar Examination.

(e)(2)Proof of the emergency must be provided. The reasons for the transfer arelimited to two circumstances:

(e)(2)(A)a personal medical emergency, or

(e)(2)(B)a death in the immediate family.

(e)(3)The transferring Applicant must specify which future Bar Examination she or heplans to take. The exam must be taken within the next two scheduled BarExaminations.

(e)(4)The Applicant must provide an Updated Application by filing a Reapplication forAdmission form, updating any information that has changed since the priorapplication was filed and a new criminal background check. The Reapplicationfor Admission form should be submitted by the initial application deadline ofOctober 1 preceding the February Bar Examination and March 1 preceding the JulyBar Examination. A Reapplication for Admission will be accepted up to 15calendar days after the filing deadline if accompanied by the prescribed 15-daylate fee. A Reapplication for Admission form will be accepted up to November 1for the February Bar Examination if accompanied by the 30-day late fee and upto April 1 for the July Bar Examination if accompanied by the prescribed 30-daylate fee.

(e)(5)An Applicant is entitled to one transfer only.

(f)Retaking Bar Examination. An Applicant failing the Bar Examination who wishesto retake the examination must file a written request, including payment of theprescribed fee by the retake deadline. Late applications will not be accepted.

(f)(1)The Applicant must provide an Updated Application by filing a Reapplication forAdmission form, updating any information that has changed since the applicationwas filed and a new criminal background check.

(f)(2) An Applicant who fails to achieve a passing scoreafter six Bar Examinations may only take additional examinations with thepermission of the Admissions Committee. A petition providing good cause as towhy the Admissions Committee should grant such a request must be filed with theDeputy General Counsel by the retake deadline. Late applications will not beaccepted.

Effective Date May 1, 2016