Admission to Practice Rules
Rule 9. Review Procedures
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B. Formal Hearing
1. If the State Bar 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 State Bar 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
the 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 State Bar Board; or
Upon written request,if any part or all of the exam is prepared by or under the supervision of the National 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 model analyses, prepared by or under the supervision of the National Conference of Bar Examiners, andfor that part of the applicant's examination which has been scored by or under the supervision of the National Conference of Bar Examiners, including the grading key. 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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