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Part IV. Attachments Required of Some Applicants

18VAC35-10-130. Certificates of good standing.

Any applicant for a Virginia bar examination who has been admitted to the bar of another jurisdiction must attach to his application for examination a certificate of good standing from a judge or the clerk of the court of last resort of each such jurisdiction. Such certificate must be an original document and dated within one year of the filing deadline for such examination. If an applicant has ever applied for admission, by examination or otherwise, to any jurisdiction and was not admitted thereto, he must file with his application a statement listing each such jurisdiction and the date of application, and stating the reason the applicant was not admitted. No applicant who is, at the time of filing his application or subsequently, under disbarment or suspension in any jurisdiction, shall be eligible to take the Virginia bar examination.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-3922 and 54.1-3931 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR168-01-02 § 4.1, eff. October 1, 1993.

18VAC35-10-140. Applicants with foreign legal training.

Any applicant who has received a portion of his legal training in a foreign law school should consult subsection B of 18VAC35-10-20 and enclose the required attachments with the application for examination.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-3922 and 54.1-3931 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR168-01-02 § 4.2, eff. October 1, 1993.

18VAC35-10-150. Certification of study for reexamination.

An applicant for reexamination in Virginia shall execute and file with his other application materials, upon a form provided by the Office of the Secretary of the board, a certificate that he will have within the four months preceding the examination, studied diligently not less than 90 hours in preparation therefor.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-3922 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR168-01-02 § 4.3, eff. October 1, 1993.

18VAC35-10-160. Supplementary sheets.

Any questions on the application form which cannot be fully answered in the space provided may be answered on a supplementary sheet, so long as the appropriate space on the application notes the attachment of supplementary sheets, and each sheet is on standard 8½ inch paper, properly labeled, and signed by the applicant.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-3922 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR168-01-02 § 4.4, eff. October 1, 1993.

18VAC35-10-170. Applicants with disabilities.

It is the policy of the board that the Virginia bar examination be administered to all eligible applicants in a manner that does not discriminate against applicants with proven disabilities. An applicant who is otherwise eligible to take the Virginia bar examination may request a modification of the manner in which the examination is administered if, by reason of a temporary or permanent disability, such applicant is unable to take the examination under normal testing conditions. An applicant requesting non-standard testing conditions must file with the secretary, NOT LATER THAN THE FILING DEADLINE FOR THE APPLICATION FOR EXAMINATION, a Petition for Non-Standard Testing Conditions on the form available from the secretary as early as possible to permit an evaluation of the request. Insofar as practicable any accommodation requested shall be consistent with the security of the examination.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-3922 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR168-01-02 § 4.5, eff. October 1, 1993.

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