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Rule15-707. Application; deadlines; withdrawals; postponements and fees.

(a)Form. Each Applicant must submit a Complete Application for licensure 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 provided herein, the Bar shallreceive Complete Applications by October 1 preceding the February/March LPPExaminations and by March 1 preceding the July/August LPP Examinations. AComplete Application will be accepted up to 15 calendar days after the filingdeadline if accompanied by the prescribed 15-day late fee. In accordance withthe filing instructions and information for the application, late or incompleteapplications will not be accepted with the following exceptions:

(b)(1)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 motion for licensure thecriminal background report must be submitted to the Bar no later than fourteen(14) calendar days prior to the date the motion is submitted to the Court. TheLPP Admissions Committee may withdraw or modify its approval based uponinformation contained in the criminal background report. In the event thecriminal background report is not timely received by the Bar, an Applicant willnot be included on the motion for licensure.

(c)Withdrawal of applications and refunds. To withdraw an application, writtennotice must be provided. If written notice of withdrawal is received by the LPPAdmissions 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 LPP Admissions Committee orafter the Bar has incurred nonrefundable expenses related to a testaccommodation request. Late fees, computer fees, and the application fees ofApplicants not taking the licensing exam(s) are nonrefundable.

(d)Postponement of application. An Applicant may only postpone or transfer her orhis application due to emergency circumstances or pursuant to Rule15-708(b)(4)(A). Emergency transfers are subject to the following restrictions:

(d)(1)The Applicant must provide a written request, including payment of theprescribed transfer fee, prior to the conclusion of the licensing exam(s).

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

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

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

(d)(3)The transferring Applicant must specify which future licensing exam(s) she orhe plans to take. The exam(s) must be taken within the next two scheduledlicensing exam(s).

(d)(4)The Applicant must provide an Updated Application by filing a Reapplication forLicensure form, updating any information that has changed since the priorapplication was filed, and a new criminal background check. The Reapplicationfor Licensure form should be submitted by the initial application deadline of October1 preceding the February/March LPP Examinations and by March 1 preceding theJuly/August LPP Examinations. ?AReapplication for Licensure will be accepted up to 15 calendar days after thefiling deadline if accompanied by the prescribed 15-day late fee.

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

(e)Retaking Licensure Exam(s). An Applicant failing a licensure exam(s) who wishesto retake the examination(s) must file a written request, including payment ofthe prescribed fee, by the retake deadline. Late applications will not beaccepted.

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

(e)(2)An Applicant who fails to achieve a passing score after six LicensureExamination(s) may only take additional examination(s) with the permission ofthe LPP Admissions Committee. A petition providing good cause as to why the LPPAdmissions Committee should grant such a request must be filed with the LPPAdministrator by the retake deadline. Late applications will not be accepted.

 

Effective November 1, 2018