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Connecticut Bar Examining Committee
Foreign Legal Consultant Admission
Instructions, Forms and Requirements

Be sure you read and understand the rules of the Superior Court as a Foreign Legal Consultant (2-17 through 2-21).

Forms - Download from list below - (Fillable PDF Forms)

 

 

1. Eligibility requirements:

  • admitted to the practice of law in the foreign country for at least 5 of the last 7 years
  • good moral character
  • at least 26 years old.

2. To be considered filed you must complete and file all of the following:  Download forms from list below

Check Form Number and Title
 [     ] Form FLC1 - Application
 [     ] Form FLC5 - Status Sheet
 [     ] Form FLC6 - Application forms filing checklist
 [     ] Form FLC12 - Address labels
 [     ] Form FLC14 (2) - Summary sheets
 [     ] $500.00 certified check or money order (the Bar Examining Committee does not accept credit cards, personal, corporate or law firm checks)

If applicable to you, you may also have to file the following:

Check Form Number and Title
[     ] Form FLC2 - Additional Response Page
[     ] Form FLC7 - Authorization to Release Medical Records
[     ] Form FLC8 - Description of Mental Disorders
[     ] Form FLC29A - Military Service

Retain a copy of everything you file with the Committee.

3. Where to file. Submit your application, fee and supporting documents to:

Connecticut Bar Examining Committee
FLC Application Department
100 Washington Street
Hartford, Connecticut  06106-4411


4. Typed answers. Other than the "checkboxes" which may be completed by hand, your answers on the bar application must be typed or completed by other electronic means.

5. How to answer the questions. Answer all questions fully and frankly. If a question does not apply, so indicate. Do not leave any questions blank unless specifically authorized by the question. You are encouraged to attach a narrative response to any appropriate question (e.g. to explain a student loan default disclosed in Question #43). Use Form FLC 2 if you need additional space to answer any question.

6. Time limits on bar application questions. Note that time limitations apply to certain questions on the application. An occurrence, otherwise disclosable, but beyond the time limitation, need not be disclosed.

7. Complete answers. If a question requires you to list information, be certain to provide all the information requested. Do not merely refer to attached documents. You must respond to the question as asked.

8. Complete addresses. Provide complete addresses (including zip codes) where required.

9. Signature/acknowledgment. Be sure your application is signed and notarized. Note that your application is a sworn statement and is treated as such. Please put your name on your remittance.

10. Acknowledgment of receipt by CBEC. You will normally receive notification of the receipt of your application within 15 days of receipt by the administrative office.

11. Correspondence with CBEC. Indicate on all correspondence that you are a Foreign Legal Consultant applicant.

12. MPRE/professional responsibility course. The Professional Responsibility requirement must be satisfied, within four years of the date you file your application, in either of two ways (see CBEC Regulations Article IV for details):

(a) by passing the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) with a scaled score of at least 80;
(you can register for the MPRE on-line)External Link - You are leaving the Connecticut Judicial Branch website, or

(b) by obtaining a grade of "C" or better in a course on Professional Responsibility.

13. Character and fitness review. The Committee begins the review of a candidate's character and fitness immediately upon the filing of the application for admission to the bar. However, the Committee will usually conduct a hearing only after the candidate's file is complete. A candidate whose application presents complex or unresolved issues of character and/or fitness will not be admitted until such issues have been resolved to the Committee's satisfaction.

14. Conduct that creates a presumption of lack of good moral character. The Committee calls to your attention Article VI-11 concerning conduct which creates a presumption of lack of good moral character. It is the policy of the Committee to view any conduct which comes under that section as a serious character and fitness matter. For example, a candidate who is in arrears or default in any child support obligations will have his/her application placed in abeyance until the arrearage or default has been corrected.

15. Selective Service Registration. You can obtain information on the registration requirements and obtain your registration number at http://www.sss.gov.External Link - You are leaving the Connecticut Judicial Branch website In brief, men born from March 29, 1957 to December 31, 1959 were never required to register because the registration program was not in operation at the time they turned 18. The requirement to register was reinstated in 1980 and applies to all men born on or after January 1, 1960.

16. Application Forms and Instructions are listed below. See How to use Acrobat fillable forms.

Form Number  Description Fillable PDF
FLC1 Application FLC1.pdf
FLC2 Additional Response Page (use this form if there is insufficient space on the application to answer fully any question; photocopy as necessary.) FLC2.pdf
FLC3 Amendment - (use this form to amend an answer on your application after it has been filed); (photocopy as necessary.) FLC3.pdf
FLC4 Certificate of Dean of Law School FLC4.pdf
FLC5 Status Sheet FLC5.pdf
FLC6 Application Forms Filing Checklist FLC6.pdf
FLC7 Authorization to Release Medical Records FLC7.pdf
FLC8 Description of Mental, Emotional, Nervous Disorders or Chemical Dependency FLC8.pdf
FLC10 Personal reference form - (Instructions - PDF) FLC10.pdf
FLC11 Employer reference form - (Instructions - PDF) FLC11.pdf
FLC12 Address labels FLC12.pdf
FLC12A Residences - continuation page FLC12A.pdf
FLC14 Summary sheets - (submit in duplicate) FLC14.pdf
FLC17A Education - continuation page FLC17A.pdf
FLC18A Employment - continuation page FLC18A.pdf
FLC20 Connecticut Attorney Reference FLC20.pdf
FLC21 Foreign/Attorney/Judge Reference FLC21.pdf
FLC29A Military service FLC29A.pdf

 

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