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CODE OF CONDUCT - FEBRUARY 2021 REMOTE UBE


February 2021 Applicants: Click here to access the Code of Conduct and Testing Conditions for the February 2021 Remote UBE in Illinois: https://www.ilbaradmissions.org/feb-2021-code-of-conduct

The Code must be signed or e-signed and submitted to IBAB no later than Friday, January 29th at 5 pm. It may be uploaded by logging in to your account at www.ilbaradmissions.org. Use the upload document function at the bottom right of your home page screen. It may also be returned via direct email to your file processor.

FEBRUARY 2021 FAQ's


Please CLICK HERE to access FAQ's related to the February 2021 Remote UBE in Illinois


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. 

EXAM SCHEDULE FOR FEBRUARY 2021 (NOTE: FILING CLOSED DEC 15)


The February 2021 Illinois Bar Examination (UBE) will be administered remotely on the following schedule, in the Central Time Zone:

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2021

MPT 1     9:00 to 10:30 AM  (90 min)

     break  10:30 to 11:00 AM  (30 min)

MPT 2     11:00 AM to 12:30 PM  (90 min)

     lunch 12:30 to 2:00 PM  (90 min)

MEE 1 – 3     2:00 to 3:30 PM  (90 min)

     break  3:30-4:00 PM  (30 min)

MEE 4 – 6     4:00 – 5:30 PM  (90 min)

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2021

MBE 1-50     9:00 to 10:30 AM  (90 min)

     break  10:30 to 11:00 AM  (30 min)

MBE 51-100     11:00 AM to 12:30 PM  (90 min)

     lunch 12:30 to 2:00 PM  (90 min)

MBE 101-150     2:00 to 3:30 PM  (90 min)

     break  3:30-4:00 PM  (30 min)

MBE 151-200     4:00 – 5:30 PM  (90 min)

 



February 2021 Illinois administration of the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) - FILING IS NOW CLOSED


On Monday, October 19, 2020, the National Conference of Bar Examiners announced plans to make a full set of bar exam materials (two Multistate Performance Test (MPT) items, six Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) items, and 200 Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) items) available for a February 2021 remote bar exam administration to be held on the same dates as the scheduled February 2021 in-person bar exam administrations (February 23-24, 2021). NCBE further announced that it will provide score calculation services (which include equating the MBE and calculating scaled scores on the written test components) and will provide UBE and MBE score transfer services for both the in-person and the remote administrations of the February 2021 bar exam.

Statistics on infection and hospitalization rates in Illinois due to the COVID-19 pandemic are discouraging as of this date.   It is possible that public health conditions might permit an in-person UBE in February 2021; however, there is no way of knowing.  The Illinois Supreme Court and the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar understands that an in-person exam would remain at risk of cancellation based on changing pandemic conditions. That risk is untenable for all stakeholders.

Illinois administered its last bar examination remotely on October 5-6, 2020 to over 2,000 applicants.  Nationwide, approximately 30,000 people took that online exam, as several other states opted to give the exam remotely due to the ongoing public health concerns. 

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

The filing deadline for the February 2021 exam remains Tuesday, December 15, 2020. Further information will be posted on our website. 



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.