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JULY 2016 EXAMINATION RESULTS RELEASED


Results from the July 2016 Illinois bar examination have been released. The notices have been individually posted to exam takers on their user accounts at www.ilbaradmissions.org.
July 2016 applicants may now log in to their accounts to access their results.
 
 

Documentation for July 2016 Applicants - (click on the links below to access the documentation)

 
 

MBE Score Transfer or Advisory Request Form for July 2016 Passers

MBE Score Transfer or Advisory Request Form

 


APPLICATIONS FOR THE FEBRUARY 2017 BAR EXAMINATION ARE NOW AVAILABLE




ADMINISTRATIVE ACCOMMODATION REQUEST FORM


Bar exam applicants seeking an Administrative Accommodation at the exam must now fill out an Administrative Accommodation Request Form.  An Administrative Accommodation (AA) provides a courtesy arrangement for applicants with certain health-related issues in standard test rooms following the standard testing schedule. 

Common examples of AA requests:

● MEDICAL DEVICE -Permission to bring a medical device or support such as lumbar cushion, boot, brace, sling, diabetic supply, glucose monitor, insulin pump, inhaler, EpiPen, etc., into the test room;

● SPECIAL SEATING - due to a medical condition (e.g., near restroom due to late stage pregnancy) or need for space for a wheelchair, scooter, crutches or other orthopedic device;

● MEDICATION - Permission to bring over-the-counter or prescription medication or food and beverage for medical reasons;

● BREAST PUMPING - Permission to bring a lactation pump and accessories, including cooler with ice packs, to: Option-1 Standard Test Room – where the examinee will be provided a private space to use the pump during restroom or lunch breaks within the standard testing schedule, or Option 2-AA Test Room – where the examinee will be provided a private space to use the pump during the exam with stop-the-clock breaks of up to 30 minutes per 3 hours of testing. 

Note: administratively-accommodated breast pumping in Option 2 provides the only deviation from the standard testing schedule for which an applicant does not submit Nonstandard Testing Accommodation forms.

★ In contrast, a Nonstandard Testing Accommodation (NTA) is an entirely separate form of accommodation provided to applicants with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) who have health-related conditions such as physical impairments, learning disorders, visual and hearing impairments, and psychiatric and psychological disorders. A NTA accommodation may deviate from the standard testing schedule.  NTA requests are reviewed by an outside consultant, have stricter deadlines, and require specific documentation.



Rule 706 Filing Deadlines


The Illinois Supreme Court has made an amendment to Rule 706. Please follow the link for further information.

 

http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/Media/PressRel/2016/052616.pdf



FEBRUARY 2017 BAR EXAM HOTEL ROOMS


                                                The Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro, located at 733 W. Madison Street, is offering a discounted rate of $119 per night for Illinois bar examinees.

The rate would be available Sunday, February 19 - Thursday, February 23, 2017.  Reservations must be made by Saturday, January 28, 2017.  Reservations made after the cut-off date would be based on availability. 

 

                                                                                                    Use this link to make your online reservations: Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar - Student Booking Link

 

If additional nights are needed, or if making reservations by phone, please call 312-829-5000
You must mention the following group code when making reservations: BD9


REDUCED-PRICE ROOMS ARE GENERALLY RESERVED WELL BEFORE THE DEADLINE SO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE; IT IS NOT ALWAYS POSSIBLE TO EXPAND THE ROOM BLOCK AND THE BOARD MAKES NO GUARANTEE OF ROOM AVAILABILITY OR REDUCED RATE AT THE CROWNE PLAZA.



UIC FORUM PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION


 CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY TRAIN

http://www.transitchicago.com/assets/1/blueline_schedules/UICHalsted.pdf   

 

CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY BUS

The closest public transportation options are the following CTA buses (which can be taken to blue, green, orange or red El lines), the Intracampus Shuttle and the Halsted Street Metra Station:

North-South HALSTED BUS #8, Roosevelt Stop

  • Southbound Halsted Bus #8 stops just south of the UIC Forum (Halsted & Roosevelt)
  • Northbound Halsted Bus #8 stops just north of the UIC Forum (Halsted & Roosevelt)

East-West ROOSEVELT BUS #12, Halsted Stop

  • Eastbound Roosevelt Bus #12 stops just east of Halsted, right in front of the UIC Forum
  • Westbound Roosevelt Bus #12 stops just east of Halsted, across the street from the UIC Forum

Eastbound 16th-18th BUS #18, Halsted Stop

  • Eastbound 16th-18th Bus #18 stops just east of Halsted, right in front of the UIC Forum

Intracampus Shuttle

  • Stops on Halsted between Taylor and Roosevelt

Halsted Street Metra Station (on Halsted between 15th & 16th streets)

 

PARKING

The main parking lot for the UIC Forum is Lot 5C (located at 1135 South Morgan St. on the corner of Morgan & Roosevelt).

http://www.uic.edu/depts/avcad/parking/facilities.html  or http://maps.uic.edu/# (on this list, use “visitor” lots - Lot 5C most appropriate)  

 

DIRECTIONS

http://www.uic.edu/depts/uicforum/directions.shtml

 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From the south:  Take the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-94 W).  Take Exit 52B toward Roosevelt Road/Taylor Street.  Stay straight to go onto Ruble Street.  Turn left onto West Roosevelt Road.

From the north:  Take the Kennedy Expressway (I-90 E).  Take the Taylor Street exit 52A toward Roosevelt Road.  Stay straight to go onto South Union Avenue.  Turn right onto Roosevelt Road. 

From the east:   US – 41S/Edens Expressway becomes I-94 E.  Merge onto I-90 E/I-94 E.  Take the Taylor Street exit 52A toward Roosevelt Road. Stay straight to go onto South Union Avenue.  Turn right on Roosevelt Road.

From the west:  Take the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290 E).  Take the Ryan Expy/I-90 E/I-94 E exit toward Indiana.  Take the Taylor Street exit 52A toward Roosevelt Road.  Stay straight to go onto South Union Avenue.  Turn right on Roosevelt Road. 

 


CHANGES TO ADMISSION ON MOTION AND LIMITED ADMISSION OF HOUSE COUNSEL


CHANGES TO ADMISSION ON MOTION AND LIMITED ADMISSION OF HOUSE COUNSEL 
Effective January 1, 2016, the prior practice requirement for admission on motion will be lowered from five (5) years to three (3) years.
Also, effective January 1, 2016, attorneys licensed to practice in foreign jurisdictions will be allowed to obtain a limited house counsel license.
You may view copies of Amended Rule 705 – Admission on Motion and Amended Rule 716 – Limited Admission of House Counsel below.

 

https://www.ilbaradmissions.org/amended-rules-705-and-716

 

 

 



DEADLINE FOR RULE 715 APPLICATIONS


The April 29 deadline for the July 2015 exam has now passed. Rule 715 applicants must now wait to take the February 2016 bar exam. The 90 day deadline for the February 2016 bar exam is November 25.



THE RULES OF PROCEDURE HAVE BEEN AMENDED


The Rules of Procedure of the Board of Admissions to the Bar and the Committees on Character and Fitness have been amended by order of the Illinois Supreme Court entered September 12, 2014. The amended Rules are now available on this website and may be accessed by clicking "Rules."
 


PRESS RELEASE MARCH 27, 2015


On March 16, 2015, representatives of the Deans of the Illinois Law Schools (“Deans”) and Board of Admissions to the Bar (“Board”) met with the Illinois Supreme Court Justices “Court”) to discuss the raising of the minimum passing score on the Illinois bar examination. The Deans and the Board expressed their respective concerns regarding the process, rationale, and timing involved in raising the passing score.  After considering these concerns, the Court approved a revision to both the number of points and the schedule previously adopted for raising this score. 

Effective for the July 2015 bar examination, the minimum passing score is set at 266 (out of a possible 400) - a 2-point increase from the February 2015 bar examination.  This passing score will remain in effect through the February 2017 bar examination.  Effective for the July 2017 bar examination, the passing score is provisionally set at 268.  Prior to that examination, the Deans and Board will review the results of the examinations with the 266 passing score and will make their recommendations to the Court. 

In addition, the Court will appoint a dean of an Illinois law school to serve as an ex officio member of the Board to establish a formal tie between the Deans and the Board.



RECEIPT OF APPLICATION MATERIALS CANNOT BE VERIFIED BY PHONE OR EMAIL


Receipt of application materials cannot be verified by phone.  Applicants are advised to forward paper materials by overnight carrier or USPS return receipt requested; for verification of delivery, please contact your selected carrier.



EMAIL FOR FASTER ANSWERS!


For faster answers to your questions, please EMAIL, rather than phone, your file processor.  A file processor’s email address consists of the first letter of his/her first name followed by complete last name @ILBarAdmissions.org.  For example, the email address of a processor named John Smith would be jsmith@ILBarAdmissions.org. Many thanks.