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ILLINOIS BOARD of ADMISSIONS to THE BAR

ILLINOIS BOARD of ADMISSIONS to THE BAR

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JULY 2020 EXAM POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 9-10


JULY 2020 BAR EXAM: The Illinois Supreme Court announced that the July 2020 bar examination will not be administered on July 28-29, 2020. Click here to read the Court’s announcement:  https://courts.illinois.gov/Media/PressRel/2020/050120.pdf

 

The examination has been rescheduled to WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9-10, 2020. The deadlines contained in Illinois Supreme Court Rule 706, and administrative deadlines set by the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar, are amended as follows:

 

Fees Already Submitted for July 2020: Applications submitted and fees paid for the July 2020 bar exam will be automatically continued to the September 9-10, 2020 administration date.

 

Final Exam Application Deadline:  The final deadline for registering for the Illinois bar examination now scheduled for September 9-10, 2020, is extended to June 15, 2020.

 

Refund or Transfer to February 2021:  Make a written request to your processor, explaining your inability to sit for the September 9-10, 2020 exam and extenuating circumstances. Requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Any request for a refund must be made by 12 p.m. on July 28, 2020. Thereafter, only transfers of fees to February 2021 will be given.

 

Deadline to submit Nonstandard Testing Forms and Documents:  The deadline is extended to June 15, 2020.   

 

MBE Transfer Receipt:  Applications to sit for the one-day exam with a transferred MBE score must have the MBE score submitted by June 30, 2020. 

 

Laptop Registration:  The laptop registration open period will be July 1-15.

 

Dean’s Certificate receipt:  Dean’s certificates must be submitted by July 31, 2020.

 

Administrative Accommodation Filing Deadline:  The deadline to submit Administrative Accommodation requests will be August 1, 2020.

 

September 2020 bar applicants should carefully monitor this website and their user home pages for further developments.  Also monitor the National Conference of Bar Examiners information at:

http://www.ncbex.org/   or  http://www.ncbex.org/ncbe-covid-19-updates/

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