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February 2015 Examination Results Released


The names of applicants who passed the bar examination but have not yet completed all other requirements for admission are NOT published.  These requirements include the following: (1) receipt by the Missouri Board of Law Examiners of an official transcript verifying that the applicant has been awarded the J.D. degree; (2) receipt by the board of the applicant’s certified score of not less than 80 on the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination; (3) approval by the board of the applicant’s character and fitness; (4) verification by the board that the applicant is a citizen of the U.S., an immigrant alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the U.S. or an alien otherwise authorized to work lawfully in the U.S.; and (5) completion of the Missouri Educational Component Test on Missouri law. 

Results will be posted to the home page of each applicant on April 15, 2015.  Results will not be sent by fax or e-mail and will not be released over the telephone.  

The pass rate is 77.7%.  Here is the list of successful candidates who have completed all requirements for admission.

Here are detailed examination statistics.



Enrollment Ceremony Details - Friday, April 24, 2015


Individuals who pass the February 2015 bar examination and who have met all other requirements for admission to the bar are expected to attend the enrollment ceremony to be held at the Supreme Court of Missouri, 207 West High Street,  Jefferson City, on Friday, April 24, 2015, to take the Oath of Admission. The Missouri Bar enrollment ceremony is the traditional welcome extended to new members of The Missouri Bar by the Judges of the Supreme Court of Missouri, the officers of The Missouri Bar and the members of the Missouri Board of Law Examiners.  Your attendance at the enrollment ceremony is anticipated.  Please carefully review these instructions regarding attendance at the ceremony.

 

Courtroom Attire

You are expected to dress in business attire for the enrollment ceremony before the Supreme Court of Missouri.  Appropriate attire is a coat and tie for men and a dress or suit for women.  Revealing clothing and jeans are not appropriate attire.

Registration


Registration for the ceremony will be on the first floor of the Capitol, directly across the street from the Supreme Court Building.  To reduce the lines for registration, it is critical that you arrive no earlier and no later.  Registration times are staggered to control the number of people passing through security at any given time.  

 Report for registration at the time listed below based on the first letter of your last name.

A - K

7:45 AM

L - Z

8:15 AM

Your assigned registration time is not your ceremony time. When you report for registration, you will be assigned a tentative time by which you must be in your seat for your assigned ceremony at the Supreme Court Building at 207 West High Street.  Access into the Supreme Court Building will be controlled by your ceremony color and number.  Times printed on your ceremony admittance card are only approximate times.  Please allow 30-40 minutes to walk from the Capitol to the Supreme Court, pass through security, and be seated in the assigned courtroom for your ceremony.  To assist us in crowd control, we ask that applicants and their guests not get in line to enter the Supreme Court Building until the Marshall calls your ceremony color and number.  Please communicate your ceremony color and number to your guests.

Security

Applicants must present photo I.D. and their ceremony admitance card at the security checkpoint. Guests will be required to comply with security procedures in order to enter the Supreme Court Building, including passing through a metal detector. Cellular telephones are allowed in the Supreme Court Building in order to take pictures and videos only.  No voice calls are allowed on the second floor of the Supreme Court Building including in the Courtrooms at any time.

Ceremony Assignments

The oath is administered to 55 applicants per ceremony, with each ceremony lasting approximately 20 minutes. The first ceremony will start at 9:00 a.m.  At registration you will be given a ceremony admittance card. The admittance card will state the approximate time of your ceremony, the Courtroom to which you should report, and your seat number. There will be numbered seats at the front of the Courtroom, and you should proceed to your assigned seat in the Courtroom indicated -- Division I or Division II -- when directed.  Specific instructions concerning the ceremony will be given in the Courtroom prior to the start of each ceremony.

 

Please note that ceremony times listed on the ceremony admittance card are approximate and admittance into the Supreme Court Building is controlled by your ceremony color and number. 

Parking

You should NOT park in the parking lot located behind the Supreme Court Building which is reserved for the use of Supreme Court Judges and personnel. There is a public parking garage on Madison Street, two blocks east and one block north of the Supreme Court Building. In addition, meter parking is available on various streets downtown.

 

Access for Individuals With Disabilities

The Missouri Supreme Court Building is accessible to handicapped individuals. Handicap parking is available and two separate entrances are wheelchair accessible. In addition, the Courtrooms are accessible via elevator. Please contact the Marshal at 573-751-2117 for handicap parking information, directions to accessible entrances and for other assistance.

The Ceremony

The bar enrollment ceremony begins with the opening of Court. After the Judges enter, a member of the Missouri Board of Law Examiners welcomes the applicants and moves the Court to admit the applicants to The Missouri Bar. Thereafter, a representative of The Missouri Bar welcomes the applicants and seconds the motion for admittance. The Chief Justice then administers the oath and directs the Missouri Board of Law Examiners to issue the licenses. Each applicant is called by name and must accept his or her license individually.  The ceremony concludes with the closing of Court.

The Roll of Attorneys

While at the Supreme Court Building, you should sign the Roll of Attorneys. This book contains the names of all attorneys enrolled by this Court, and you should be certain that your name is included. You may sign the Roll either before or after the ceremony.

Federal Court Ceremony

The United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri will conduct an enrollment ceremony for those applicants who plan to practice in the U.S. District Court.  Review this information for details. 

 



Laptop Program for July 2015 Examination


In order to take the Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) and Multistate Performance Test (MPT) sessions using your laptop computer, you must register and install SofTest.  SofTest is a software product of ExamSoft World Wide, Inc.  ExamSoft will charge a $125 licensing fee at the time you download the software. The period to download the software for the July 2015 examination starts at 9:00 AM (CT) on June 9, and ends July 9, at 3:00 PM (CT).  There are no extensions on this deadline.  It is a firm date. Applicants who have not registered SofTest, downloaded their 3 examination files (MPT, MEE & MOCK) and uploaded the mandatory mock examination by 3:00 PM, July 9, will not be allowed to use their laptop computer for that examination and will be required to handwrite their answers.

 
If you marked "YES" (Do you plan to register for the Laptop Program?) either at submission of your current Application for Bar Exam, or subsequently in an electronic amendment, you will receive an email with instructions for registering the laptop and downloading the software the morning of June 9.  The email will provide your applicant password and ID to use for SofTest installation and registration.  You should receive these instructions at the same email address you provided when creating your MBLE registration account.  Provide a valid email address that you will have access to until the release of results.  It is recommended that you use your personal email address and not an email address associated with your employer or school. 
 
If you do not receive the installation and instruction email notify the Missouri Board of Law Examiners (MBLE) so that instructions can be resent.  Additionally, ask your email service provider if they are blocking SPAM.  If you are using email client software, such as Outlook or Outlook Express, check whether you have a SPAM blocker enabled.  Set your email account to accept emails from Laptop.MBLE@courts.mo.gov and @examsoft.com.  You are responsible for ensuring that your email program does not block communications from ExamSoft and MBLE.
  
If you decide to change your laptop preference after submitting your bar application you must take two steps:  1) submit an amendment to your bar application electronically regarding laptop use; and 2) send notification to Laptop.MBLE@courts.mo.gov.  A change must be received on or before July 8, to ensure you can be added to the laptop program with sufficient time to complete registration by the deadline.
 
You assume all risk of using your laptop to take the bar examination.  No extra time or other relief will be provided in the event of any malfunciton of your computer or the software, or any electrical or other technical difficulties.  Always be prepared to hand write your exam in the event you cannot use your laptop.  Answer books will be available upon requst during the exam.