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ILLINOIS BOARD of ADMISSIONS to THE BAR

ILLINOIS BOARD of ADMISSIONS to THE BAR

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February 2021 Examination Results


Results from the February 2021 Illinois bar examination have been released. The letters have been individually posted to exam takers on their user accounts, and February 2021 applicants may now log in to their accounts to access their results.

 

Within three (3) business days a document will post to user accounts and will include access to February 2021 score reports.




JULY 2021 IL BAR EXAM WILL BE REMOTE


July 2021 Illinois administration of the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE)

On February 2, 2021, the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) announced that it will again offer bar examination materials in an electronic form for purposes of a remote exam administration for July 2021.  It will again be a full Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) with score portability.

As it did for the February 2021 exam, NCBE will make a full set of bar exam materials available for remote administration in July on the same dates as the in-person administration (July 27–28, 2021).

While statistics on hospitalization and vaccination rates are encouraging, the Illinois Supreme Court and the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar believe restrictions may still be in place this summer that would prevent Illinois from using large venues for an in-person exam in July.

In light of the continuing risks to public health, the ability to obtain a UBE score with the July 2021 exam, and the overall successful administration of two remote exams, the Illinois Supreme Court has determined that the July 2021 UBE in Illinois will be administered remotely.

The filing deadline for the July 2021 exam remains Saturday, May 15, 2021. Further information will be posted on our website. 



Admission by Transferred October 2020 Remote Examination Score


If you earned a score in Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, or Vermont on the October 2020 bar exam and wish to use that score to apply for admission in Illinois, the application for Admission by Transferred October 2020 Remote Examination Score is now available.  Click here to initiate an application https://www.ilbaradmissions.org/confirmselectapplication.action?id=240



July 27-28, 2021 Exam


Filing is now open for the July 27-28, 2021 Illinois Bar Examination (UBE). See related links on this site for more information. 

RECIPROCITY ANNOUNCEMENT


Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar Announces Reciprocity Agreements

Per the order of the Illinois Supreme Court authorizing the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar to consult with other jurisdictions administering the October 5-6, 2020 NCBE remote exam to arrange for reciprocity, the Board is pleased to announce that Illinois will engage in reciprocity with the following jurisdictions:

Connecticut

District of Columbia

Kentucky

Maryland

Massachusetts

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New York

Ohio

Oregon

Tennessee

Vermont

 

 

Other jurisdictions may be added to this list.

Per the agreement, the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar is required to provide these jurisdictions with the names of applicants sitting for our exam, their NCBE numbers, and earned score.  Any applicant wishing to opt out of having this information released to the above-named jurisdictions (and any other jurisdictions added later) should contact Deputy Director Larie McGill, lmcgill@ilbaradmissions.org.  Note that if you choose to opt out, you are opting out of reporting to ALL jurisdictions. 

Applicants should be aware that this agreement applies only to scores earned on the October 5-6, 2020 exam.  It does not apply to any other score or any other exam.



Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711(g)


 

Please be aware that the Illinois Supreme Court has amended Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711(g).  Below are links to the press release and the amended Rule.

https://courts.illinois.gov/Media/PressRel/2020/070220.pdf

https://courts.illinois.gov/SupremeCourt/Announce/2020/070220.pdf



COVID 19 PANDEMIC


As our nation addresses the COVID-19 pandemic, IBAB is taking steps to assure the health and safety of our employees and the community.  We are still operating, but many employees are working remotely.   Our office is closed to the public.  Staff is available via email, and that will be the most efficient method for us to assist you. 

 

If you have questions about an exam or UBE transfer application pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rules 704, 704A, or 715, please email a file processor:

 

Last Name A-Bo:  Diana Hobrock, dhobrock@ilbaradmissions.org

Last Name Br-E:  Dorothy Holmes, dholmes@ilbaradmissions.org

Last Name F-Jam:  Judith McDonough, jmcdonough@ilbaradmissions.org

Last Name Jan-Mas:  Lisa Bailey, lbailey@ilbaradmissions.org

Last Name Mat-Pl:  Stephany Shipp, sshipp@ilbaradmissions.org

Last Name Po-Ste:  Tammy Adams, tadams@ilbaradmissions.org

Last Name Sti-Z:  Tara Henrikson, thenrikson@ilbaradmissions.org

Nonstandard:  Ty Perry, tperry@ilbaradmissions.org

 

If you have a question about laptop testing, please email Stephany Shipp, sshipp@ilbaradmissions.org, or Tara Henrikson, thenrikson@ilbaradmissions.org

 

For questions about applications pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rules 705, 712, 716, 717, and 719, please email Paula Ramsey-Brown, pramsey-brown@ilbaradmissions.org

 

For inquiries about Character and Fitness processes, please email Vanessa Williams, vwilliams@ilbaradmissions.org

 

Questions about non-standard testing accommodations should be directed to Ty Perry, tperry@ilbaradmissions.org

 

Questions concerning MPRE and MBE score transfers, administrative accommodations, or study materials, contact Carrie Homann, chomann@ilbaradmissions.org

 

Inquiries from law schools and bar admission entities should be directed to Larie McGill, lmcgill@ilbaradmissions.org

 

All other inquiries, please contact Nancy Vincent, nvincent@ilbaradmissions.org

 

 

Understand that not all inquiries can be handled immediately, and we thank you for your patience.  Be safe and be well.