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In-house Counsel Amnesty Program


On October 30, 2015, the Court issued an order establishing an amnesty program between January 1, 2016, and December 31, 2016, for attorneys in violation of the limited admission requirements of Rule 8.105.  If in-house counsel participates in the amnesty program, there will be no disciplinary investigation as to whether such in-house counsel complied with all the provisions of Rule 8.105 for the years they should have been, but were not, properly admitted.  Additionally in-house counsel will not be required to pay arrears of admission fees or make up continuing legal education credits.



February 2016 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 13, 2016.  Results will not be sent by fax or e-mail and will not be released over the telephone.  

The pass rate is 74.3%.  Here is the list of successful candidates who have completed all requirements for admission.

Here are detailed examination statistics.



Laptop Program for July 2016 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 2016 examination starts at 9:00 AM (CT) on June 7, and ends July 7, 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 7, will not be allowed to use their laptop computer for that examination and will be required to handwrite their answers.

 
If your 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 by the morning of June 7.  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.  There may be some delay in receiving the registration email if you filed your bar application on the very last deadline.
 
If you have not received the installation and instruction email by July 1, 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 should be received by this office on or before July 5, to ensure you can be added to the laptop program with sufficient time to complete registration by the deadline of July 7. 
 
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.