Rule 9. Review Procedures
A. Informal Interview
At any stage of the application proceedings, the Board may request the applicant to appear before it or a designated Board member to answer any questions.
B. Formal Hearing
1. If the Board makes a recommendation for conditional admission or licensure, a negative recommendation for admission to the bar or a negative decision on licensure for any reason, it shall so notify the applicant by certified mail directed to the applicant at the mailing address appearing on the applicant's application. The notice must specify the grounds for the recommendation or decision by the Board.
If a negative recommendation or decision is based on the grounds that the applicant has failed to pass a portion of the examination or the attorney's examination, upon written request, and payment of a reasonable copying fee, as applicable:
a. the applicant must be furnished with a copy of any essay portion of the applicant's examination and a copy of a set of model essay examination analyses prepared by or under the supervision of the Board; or
b. if any part or all of the exam is prepared by or under the supervision of the
Conference of Bar Examiners, the applicant shall be given the opportunity to inspect
that part of the examination and the appropriate
grading key, point sheet or
analyses, prepared by or under the supervision of the National Conference of Bar
Examiners, for that part of the applicant's examination. Inspection and copying of the
examination prepared and scored by or under the supervision of the National
Conference of Bar Examiners will be as permitted by the guidelines and limitations
prescribed by the National Conference of Bar Examiners or its designee.
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