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Rule15-706. Test accommodations.

(a)Disabilities and impairments. An Applicant who has mental, physical, orcognitive disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act("ADA") may request test accommodations. The request, including allsupporting medical documentation, shall be made in writing at the time ofapplication in the format prescribed by the Bar. The decision on such requestsshall be made by the LPP Admissions Committee. Test accommodation requestsreceived after the application filing deadline shall not be considered untilthe review period prior to the immediately following examination. An Applicantrequesting test accommodations who withdraws within 60 days prior to theexamination date may be charged a fee equivalent to any nonrefundable expensesthe Bar has incurred responding to the accommodation request.? The Applicant must demonstrate that:

(a)(1)she or he is disabled as defined by the ADA; and

(a)(2)the disability impacts her or his ability to take theParalegal Practitioner Examination(s); and

(a)(3)the accommodation requested is necessary to meet thelimitation caused by the disability.

(b)English as a second language. English as a second language is not a cognitivedisability or impairment.

(c)Review. An Applicant may request a review of the decision.? The review will be conducted in accordancewith Rule15-715.

(c)(1)The review will only reexamine the documentation the Applicant submitted at thetime she or he requested accommodation, the written opinion of the Committee?spsychologist, the written recommendation of the LPP Admissions Committee andthe Bar?s written decision.

(c)(2)Any attempt to change the original accommodations request or submit new medicaldocumentation will be considered a new request for accommodation. The newrequest must be resubmitted to the LPP Admissions Committee for review and issubject to the deadlines set forth in Rule 15-706(a).

 

Effective November 1, 2018