Skip to Content

ILLINOIS BOARD of ADMISSIONS to THE BAR

ILLINOIS BOARD of ADMISSIONS to THE BAR

All Announcements


July 2024 Illinois Bar Exam


July 2024 Illinois bar exam applicants seeking an administrative accommodation at the exam must fill out an Administrative Accommodation Request Form. 

An administrative accommodation provides courtesy assistance to applicants with certain health-related issues in standard test room environments that follow the standard testing schedule

Common examples of Administrative Accommodation 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, epi-pen, 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 for medical reasons into the testing area.  If you plan to bring over the counter or prescription medication to keep in the designated storage area to take over your lunch break, you do not need to request an administrative accommodation.

● BREAST PUMPING - Permission to bring a lactation pump with accessories and cooler with ice packs and to be provided a space to use the pump during restroom or lunch breaks without stop-the-clock breaks. 

The Administrative Accommodation Request Form and medical documentation must be received by our office on or before June 15th. As noted on the form, email the completed form and medical documentation to Stephany Shipp at sshipp@ilbaradmissions.org.

Administrative Accommodation Request Form:  https://www.ilbaradmissions.org/getpdfform.action?id=1700



JULY 2024 ILLINOIS BAR EXAM


Registration for the July 2024 Illinois bar exam is now closed.  The February 25-26, 2025 exam application will open in August 2024.         



February 2024 Bar Examination Results


Results from the February 2024 Illinois bar examination will be posted to the private user accounts of the individual test takers by the end of the day on April 8th.  

 

Information regarding the transfer of Uniform Bar Examination scores from Illinois to other jurisdictions can be found on the National Conference of Bar Examiners website at http://www.ncbex.org/exams/ube/.



JULY 2024 ILLINOIS BAR EXAM HOTEL ROOMS


The Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile located at 540 Michigan Ave in Chicago and the Aloft Mag Mile located at 243 East Ontario in Chicago are offering discounted guest room rates for Illinois bar examinees.  See additional information and links to make your reservations below:

   

Aloft Chicago Mag Milehttps://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1689881689522&key=GRP&app=resvlink

Reservations must be made by 5:00 PM CST, Monday, July 1, 2024

Rate: $239 per night + tax

 

The Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile - https://book.passkey.com/e/50718446

Reservations must be made by 5:00 PM CST, Friday, July 5, 2024.

Rate: $325 per night + tax

 

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. 



THE FINAL LATE FILING DEADLINE FOR THE BAR EXAM HAS BEEN CHANGED


Amended Rule 706

Rule 706. Filing Deadlines and Fees of Registrants and Applicants (a) Character and Fitness Registration. Character and fitness registration applications filed with applications to take the bar examination shall be accompanied by a registration fee of $450. (b) Applications to Take the Bar Examination.

The fees and deadlines for filing applications to take the February bar examination are as follows:

(1) $500 for applications submitted on or before the regular filing deadline of September 15 preceding the examination;

(2) $700 for applications submitted after September 15 but on or before the late filing deadline of November 1; and

(3) $1000 for applications submitted after November 1 but on or before the final late filing deadline of November 30 December 15.

The fees and deadlines for filing applications to take the July bar examination are as follows:

(1) $500 for applications submitted on or before the regular filing deadline of February 15 preceding the examination;

(2) $700 for applications submitted after February 15 but on or before the late filing deadline of April 1; and

(3) $1000 for applications submitted after April 1 but on or before the final late filing deadline of April 30 May 15.

(c) Applications for Reexamination. The fees and deadlines for filing applications for reexamination at a February bar examination are as follows:

(1) $500 for applications submitted on or before the regular reexamination filing deadline of November 1;

(2) $850 for applications submitted after November 1 but on or before the final late filing deadline of November 30 December 15.

The fee fees and deadline deadlines for filing applications for reexamination at a July bar examination are as follows:

$500 for applications submitted on or before April 30. the regular reexamination filing deadline of May 1;

(2)-$850 for applications submitted after May 1 but on or before the final late filing deadline of May 15.

(d) Late Applications. The Board of Admissions to the Bar shall not consider requests for late filing of applications after the final bar examination filing deadlines set forth in the preceding subparagraphs (b) and (c).



FEE INCREASE FOR THE FOLLOWING APPLICATIONS


Effective January 1, 2023, the application fee for Admission on Motion under Rule 705 has been increased to $1,500.

 

Effective January 1, 2023, the application fee for Limited Admission of House Counsel under Rule 716 has been increased to $1,500.

 

Effective January 1, 2023, the application fee for Admission by Transferred UBE Score under Rule 704A has been increased to $1,500.



Statement on Diversity and Inclusion


The Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar is committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive legal profession. We are committed to a nondiscriminatory atmosphere and to provide equal opportunity for admission into the legal profession in the state of Illinois.  We respect and value individuals' life experiences, heritages, and voices. 



Admission by Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) Transfer


Please be aware that beginning with the July 2022 bar examination, Illinois will no longer offer applicants the option of transferring a qualifying Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) score and then sitting for the first-day written portion of the bar examination.  The only examination offered for the July 2022 examination, and any subsequent examination, will be the two-day Uniform Bar Examination as defined in Illinois Supreme Court Rule 704. 



Admission by Transferred October 2020 Remote Examination Score


If you earned a score in Arizona*, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Vermont, or the Virgin Islands** 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

*Arizona approved October 2021

**Virgin Islands approved May 2021



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:

Arizona

Connecticut

District of Columbia

Kentucky

Maryland

Massachusetts

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New York

Ohio

Oregon

Tennessee

Vermont

Virgin Islands

 

 

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. 

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 is the link to the amended Rule.

https://www.illinoiscourts.gov/Resources/71322647-b454-4b94-a2c1-2db33cd0af3c/070220.pdf