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
model 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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Rule 12. Public Records
A. All records maintained by the Board regarding applications for admission to practice law, all examination materials, and all proceedings by the Board shall be confidential except as provided by these rules. The following records shall be maintained as public records:
1. the name
, and current address , marital status,
and date and place of birth of each
name of high schools attended by applicant and date of
3. pre-legal colleges attended by each applicant;
4.3. law schools attended by each applicant;
5.4. whether applicant has ever been admitted to
practice under rule for Limited Practice of
Law by Law Students (Senior Practice Rule);
6.5. names and addresses of persons who have passed
the examination and have met all the
requirements for admission to practice; and
7.6. whether an applicant has been admitted with
8.7. statistical summaries as may be authorized by the
B. Upon written request information may be exchanged with an authorized lawyer discipline agency and released to bar admission authorities in jurisdictions where an application for admission is pending.
C. Application information may be released to
authorized by the Board to
investigate moral character.
D. If the Board makes a negative recommendation for admission to practice based upon lack of good moral character, the applicant is entitled to disclosure of records pertaining to the applicant's moral character.
E. Upon an applicant's request for Supreme Court review of a negative recommendation for admission or licensure, the records pertaining to an applicant shall be public records.