Rule 12. Public Records

Effective Date: 3/1/1999

Obsolete Date: 8/1/2001

A. All records maintained by the State Bar Board regarding applications for admission to practice law, all examination materials, and all proceedings by the State Bar Board shall be confidential except as provided by these rules. The following records shall be maintained as public records:

1. the name, address, marital status, and date and place of birth of each applicant;
2. name of high schools attended by applicant and date of graduation;
3. pre-legal colleges attended by each applicant;
4. law schools attended by each applicant;
5. whether applicant has ever been admitted to practice under rule for Limited Practice of Law by Law Students (Senior Practice Rule);
6. names and addresses of persons who have passed the examination and have met all the requirements for admission to practice; and
7. statistical summaries as may be authorized by the Supreme Court.

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 agencies authorized by the State Bar Board to investigate moral character.

D. If the State Bar 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.

[Amended effective March 1,1999.] 

Effective Date Obsolete Date
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03/01/2009 04/01/2013 View
06/16/2004 03/01/2009 View
08/01/2001 06/16/2004 View
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