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Examiners. Emily Eschweiler, Assistant Director and Counsel. Michelle Hayes, Attorney for Character and Fitness. Rev. . November. . 2014. 2. Minnesota Board of Law Examiners:. . 9 member . board. 7 attorney members. ID: 694487

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Minnesota Board of Law ExaminersEmily Eschweiler, Assistant Director and CounselMichelle Hayes, Attorney for Character and Fitness

Rev.

November

2014

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Minnesota Board of Law Examiners: 9 member

board7 attorney members

2 public

members

A

ppointed

by the

MN Supreme

Court

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Board Purpose

Bar ExaminationAdmission of Licensed Attorneys from other states

Character and Fitness Certification

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Rule 5B(2): Applicant Burden

The applicant bears the burden of providing good character & fitness

to practice law.

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Application Process

Registration FormApplication - checklistReview Board’s websiteApplicant Portal – check early, check often

Special Accommodation?

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Revisit Law School ApplicationDid you fully and accurately disclose all information applicable to the questions asked in the application?

Did you update law school application as required?

If not, contact law school and correct now!

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Character and Fitness Application QuestionsCriminal history: 4.01 -- 4.04

Litigation: 4.05 – 4.11

Employment: 4.12 – 4.15

Academic misconduct: 4.16 – 4.19

Financial history: 4.20 -- 4.27

Prof’l conduct or license: 4.28 -- 4.33

Impaired by chemical dependency or mental health: 4.34– 4.42

4.43 (other information) and 4.44 (documents)

Supplemental Forms

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Certified Driving Record: Attach From state where license is active

Contact State Dept Motor Vehicles

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Provide Records Criminal cases – See supplemental form 1

Arrest reports, police reports, compliant, indictment, citation, information, disposition, complaint, sentencing order, appeal

Traffic Violations – See supplemental form 2

Police reports, court records

Civil cases – See supplemental form 3

Complaints, judgments, settlement agreements, final orders

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Provide Records

Administrative actions – Form 4Final order, final disposition, finding of the administrative agency or hearing officer

Debts in default or more than 120 days past due – Form 5

Bankruptcy – Form 6

Petition, schedules, notice of objections, order of discharge, other orders

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Provide Records

Military Service – Form 7Reports of Separation

Past due tax debt – Form 8Repayment agreement, documentation showing current status

General Narrative – Form 10

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Court records NOT required

Parking violations

Speeding violations (unless alcohol was involved)

Juvenile records

Class actions

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7.00 Employment History

List chronologically

Employers mailing addresses? Include zip code

Forgot supervisor’s name? Explain

Employer out of business? Explain

Unemployed for a period? List dates

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10.00 Character References DO NOT Include

Current/former employers or supervisors

Law school professors

Relatives by blood or marriage

Fellow law students

Affiants in support of your application

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10.00 Character References DO Include

Co-workers

Old friends, neighbors, clergy, undergraduate professors, advisors

Classmates prior to law

school (college, high school, etc.)

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To Facilitate Your ApplicationTell references they may hear from Board

Provide correct addresses: references and employers

Include zip codes

Include all required information and documentation

Check the portal frequently

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Affidavits of Good CharacterAffiants must not be:

Related by blood or marriage

Living in the same household

Fellow law students

Persons listed as character references

Content of Affidavit Rule 4C:

Time and circumstances knowing you

Details about your character and reputation

Other information about your fitness to practice

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Letter formTyped or

Handwritten

Original document (no copies)

Signed & dated

Notarized

Included with application

Affidavit Format

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Signatures & Photo

Sign where required

Application and Release Form: notarized

Filing fee and passport style photo on ID card

Make sure to handwrite applicant statement

Make sure to initial (not check) applicant’s obligations in Section 14

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What to expect after you file?

Requests for additional information

Clarification of information provided

Supplemental information

Bar exam results

What

not

to expect: status update

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Lack of candor in application processLack of evidence of rehabilitation

Lack of cooperation with the Board during the investigation

Reasons for Denial

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#1 Issue

Candor22

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What is lack of candor? Failing to disclose

Submitting false statements

Under-disclosing & minimizing

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Is there past conduct that would bar admission?Burden on applicant

More serious misconduct….

more evidence of rehabilitation

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Rehabilitation - Rule 5B(5)

Acknowledge conduct and accept responsibility

Evidence of intent to act with good character and fitness going forward

Treatment, if necessary

Positive social contributions

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Chemical Dependency or AbuseSeek treatment

Follow recommendations

Participate in sober recovery programs

(if needed)

Contact Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers 651-646-5590

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Mental HealthPast or current concerns?

M

eet essential eligibility requirements - Rule 5A

No concern unless applicant cannot

meet requirements

Don’t hesitate to seek mental health counseling

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Conditional Admission: Rule 16

Applicant or Board may initiateAppropriate where past conduct raises concerns, but current record evidences commitment to rehabilitation

Admission subject to terms (sobriety, treatment, etc.)

Monitored by Board

Violations referred to Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board

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Confidentiality of the Application

Information on the bar application is confidential

See Rule 14

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Anonymous Applicant Call Line 651-297-1857Speak anonymously to staff member in Board office

Discuss your situation

Get advice on completing application

Learn how Board handled similar issues

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ExamSoft

Registration form – send in with application

$100 fee

Application fee & ExamSoft fee: 1 check is ok

Review requirements in advance

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Bar Exam Deadlines

Timely Filing Deadli

ne –

February 2015 exam – has passed

July 2015 exam - March 16, 2015

(

March 15 –

Sunday)

Late Filing

Deadline ($150 late filing fee)

Feb. 2015 exam – Dec. 1, 2015

July 2015 exam – May 1, 2015

Postmarks OK

Filing deadline

not

waived

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Format for

February and July 2015 Bar Exam2 MPT questions on Tues. AM6 30-minute essay questions Tues. PM

200 MBE questions on Wed. AM & PM

www.ncbex.org

Additional information and On-Line Practice MBE test

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Topics for

EssaysBusiness Associations (partnerships, proprietorships, and corporations, including limited liability companies)Conflicts of Laws

Constitutional Law

Contracts

Criminal Law and

Procedure

Evidence

Family

Law

Federal Civil Procedure

Real

Property

Secured Transactions under the UCC

Torts

Trusts and Estates (Decedents’ Estates; Trusts and future interests)

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February

2015No longer a topic: Negotiable Instruments

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Uniform Bar Examination

First MN administration: February 2014UBE score transfer:13 states Check states for time period and scores

MN accepts transfers from other jurisdictions for 3 years (score 260)

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Board Website: www.ble.state.mn.usRegistration form (page 1)

Application form (pages 2 thru 19+)

Minnesota Rules for Admission to the Bar

Character and Fitness Brochure

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MN Bd Law Examiners

Check your Applicant portalCheck your Applicant portalCheck your Applicant portalCheck your Applicant portal

Check your Applicant portalCheck your Applicant portal

Check your Applicant portal

Check….

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