. 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.
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 #38). Use
Form FLC 2 if you need additional space to
answer any question.
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
Complete addresses. Provide complete addresses (including zip
codes) where required.
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
11. Correspondence with CBEC. Indicate on all correspondence that you are a
Foreign Legal Consultant applicant.
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
(a) by passing the Multistate Professional
Responsibility Examination (MPRE) with a scaled score of at least
(you can register
for the MPRE on-line), 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
15. Selective Service
Registration. You can obtain information on the registration
requirements and obtain your registration number at
http://www.sss.gov. 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.
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