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.