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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.