July 2021 Examination Results

The July 2021 examination results have been released. The pass/fail results are available on the Supreme Court's website and scores will be provided to applicants from the board's office.

Practice Analysis Survey

The Florida Board of Bar Examiners is conducting a comprehensive practice analysis study, and as part of the study, all active members of The Florida Bar were emailed a link to a survey on September 22, 2021. The survey seeks input from Florida lawyers about their practice and expectations of newly licensed Florida lawyers.

Checklist to convert a Student Registration or CLI Registration to pursue admission to The Florida Bar (Registration previously filed)

This form is designed to assist you in gathering information, completing the Supplement to Registrant Bar Application (Supplement), and submitting the appropriate forms and information required to convert your student registration or CLI registration in pursuit of admission to The Florida Bar. Click the various links to access information or printer-friendly forms. A Supplement submitted with accurate and complete responses and all required supplemental documents can be processed more expeditiously. Processing will not be initiated on defective applications and an additional defective filing fee may be charged. You must also submit the Re-Examination/Conversion Application to take the General Bar Examination in order to indicate which examination you intend to take. Timely filing of this application is necessary to avoid late filing fees.

STEP 1 - DETERMINE WHETHER YOU HAVE ACCESS TO APPLICANT PORTAL

If you filed your Registrant Bar Application or CLI Application after July 2017, and used Two Factor Authentication (an app like Authy on your smart device) to register your account with the board when completing your application, you have access to the applicant portal. If you no longer have access to the Two Factor Authenticator (2FA) on your smart device, write the board for instructions on how to regain access so that you can file your Supplement through the portal.

Once you begin the conversion process through the portal, you will have 30 days to complete and finalize the Supplement. If you do not finalize your Supplement within 30 days of beginning the process, all of the information entered will be deleted. During the period that your Supplement is in draft stage, any information or amendments entered will not be transmitted to the board. You must complete the Supplement in its entirety and click the “Finalize Supplement” button before the information will be transmitted.

If you filed your student registration or CLI application prior to July 2017, or between July 2017 and December 2017 but without using 2FA as part of your account registration, you will need to file a hard copy of the Supplement (instructions in Step 4 below).

STEP 2 - PRINT AND USE THIS CHECKLIST

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Print this Checklist.
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Check each item when completed to ensure that your submission includes all required supplemental documents and information.

STEP 3 - GATHER INFORMATIONAL MATERIALS

It is suggested that you gather this information and have it available when you complete the Supplement.

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A copy of the Registrant Bar Application and all amendments previously filed by you. If filing through the portal, you will be able to review your original application responses online, as well as any amendments you filed through the portal. If you are not filing through the portal and did not retain a copy of your application, or need copies of any paper amendments you provided the Board, you may request a copy of the application by writing to the address below and submitting the $50.00 copying fee. Do not submit a hard copy of the original application with your Supplement.
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Read and review each item of the Registrant Bar Application and previously filed amendments to assure that each response is correct and current. During the completion of the Supplement, you will need to update any item that has changed since your initial filing that has not already been reported in an amendment.
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Five personal references who have known you well within the past 5 years, including names and current mailing addresses.
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Information to update your residence addresses.
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Information to update your work experience, including employers' names, addresses, dates employed, position, type of business, supervisor, and reason for leaving. Include self-employment or association with any occupation, business, enterprise, or profession, either part-time or full-time; employment as a law clerk; positions in clinics, internships, externships, or other similar non-paid positions.
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Financial information regarding any changes with regard to delinquent credit, defaulted credit, judgments/liens, unfiled tax returns, payments returned for insufficient funds, and delinquent or defaulted student loans.
____7. Information about any changes with regard to litigation in which you were named a party (including divorce, bankruptcy, and administrative or quasi-judicial proceedings).
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Information to update all arrests, charges or accusations (including traffic violations) reporting dates, law enforcement agency, explanation of event and final disposition. If your arrest records are sealed, you must petition the appropriate court to unseal those records.
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Information about all bar admission or registration applications filed in any other jurisdiction (you do not need to amend to report your Florida Student Registration Application).
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Retrieve or obtain your NCBE number.
You will be required to report your NCBE number on the Examination Application under Step 5 below. Go to www.ncbex.org/ncbe-number to either retrieve your NCBE number or request an NCBE Number. Your unique NCBE Number will be used for identification purposes when you take the Multistate Bar Examination and the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination and may be used as an identifier for other bar-admission-related purposes. It is recommended that you copy and paste your number into the "NCBE Number" field on your Examination Application. Therefore, you should have that window open when you are completing the application.

STEP 4 - COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENT TO REGISTRANT BAR APPLICATION

When you have gathered the information above, you are ready to file the Supplement. To file the Supplement through the applicant portal, it is recommended that you use a high-speed Internet connection and the Google Chrome web browser, and take the following steps:

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Log in. To access the portal, on the left side of the home screen, click the Applicant Portal link after logging in.
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On the portal home page, click the button labeled “Convert Registrant/CLI Application.” If you do not see this button, the board does not have an anticipated graduation date of within the next 12 months on file for you, and you need to amend Item 8 of the application to provide the accurate anticipated graduation date.
____3. You will see a series of statements to which you must agree by clicking “OK.” If you do not wish to proceed with the conversion process, click “Cancel” instead.
____4. Review and update every bar application item as needed by either amending the entry or selecting “No Change.”
____5. When you have reviewed all items, you will be offered instructions for reviewing a draft version of your Supplement. Follow the on-screen instructions. Clicking the “Review Draft Supplement” button will accumulate your individual item responses into a printer-friendly document and display it on your screen. The PDF will begin with your original application, followed by any previous online amendments you have filed, followed by the information you entered in the Supplement.
____6. When you are certain that your Supplement is complete and accurate, return to the Bar Application page and follow the on-screen instructions, and click the “Final Version” button when ready.
____7. A “Finalizing Your Supplement” page will open. Follow the on-screen instructions. Carefully read the text regarding your obligation to keep the application current and complete after filing. You will be required to enter your password as the E-Signature PIN to confirm that all information entered in your Supplement is complete and accurate. Once you have entered your E-Signature PIN (password), click the “Convert Bar Application” button.
____8. You must generate and print the Cover Sheet for Supplement to Registrant Bar Application Submission, following the on-screen instructions.

If you do not have a portal account, you complete and print a hard copy of the Supplement to Registrant Bar Application (PDF - 90k). Record each changed item on the form.
You must have the form notarized. Make a copy of the Supplement for your records.

STEP 5 - COMPLETE THE RE-EXAMINATION/CONVERSION APPLICATION ONLINE

After you have finalized your Supplement, you are ready to complete the Re-Examination/Conversion Application.

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Examination Application
If you have a portal account, from the Bar Application page, you can proceed to the Re-Examination/Conversion Application (the examination application). If not, click the link above to access the on-line application in a new browser window. Answer the questions in order as some questions are based upon your responses to earlier questions.
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Click the “Browse” button to upload your passport-style photo (see Photo Requirements And Upload Instructions).
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When you have responded to all items and have selected your photo for upload, click the button, "Finalize My Application". The program will gather your responses into a document and display it on the screen.
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Print application
Print 2 copies of your Re-Examination/Conversion Application. You will submit 1 copy to the board and keep 1 copy for your records. Once you close your browser, the Re-Examination/Conversion Application will no longer be available to print. If you fail to print the application, you will have to re-enter all data from the beginning.
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Complete the handwriting sample on the last page of the application.

STEP 6 - CHECKLIST TO SUBMIT A COMPLETE SUPPLEMENT TO BAR APPLICATION

All the following documents must be provided and documents 1-4 must be properly notarized. The notary should require identification and place you under oath prior to requiring you to sign each document. Confirm that the notarization is properly executed (including that the notary properly indicates how you were identified, signs, dates and affixes his or her stamp). Incorrect notarization will cause your application to be returned and delay initiation of the background investigation and may result in your being charged an examination late filing fee or for your late filing fee to be higher.

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Cover Sheet For Supplement to Registrant Bar Application Submission (if completed through the portal), or Supplement to Florida Bar Application, completed and properly notarized (if you do not have a portal account).
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Re-Examination Application/Conversion Application
Completed and properly notarized.
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Authorization and Release (PDF - 63k)
Three (3) originals, completed and properly notarized within 30 days of submission.
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Affidavit of Compliance (PDF - 62k)
Click on the “Acknowledgment of Compliance” button available on your portal home page. Read the instructions. After you have read Chapters 4 and 5 of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, enter your password as the E-Signature PIN to acknowledge and click “Save.” If you do not have a portal account, print the form from the link above, and submit it completed and properly notarized.
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Student Registration Converter Fee
Computed using the Application Fee Worksheet (PDF - 54k). Clip the check to the front page of the Cover Sheet or the Supplement to Registrant Bar Application.

All of the following as applicable, if not previously filed in conjunction with your Florida Bar Application filed as a student registration or CLI registration.

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Certificate of Dean (PDF - 171k)
Complete the top section and submit the Certificate of Dean to your law school dean after your graduation. If attending a Florida law school, do not provide the form to your school.
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Documentation of military service (DD-214, Report of Separation, or equivalent)
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Copies of litigation documents
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A copy of the judge's signed order to unseal arrest records
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Copies of bar applications from other jurisdictions
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Certificates of Good Standing

Although you may complete the Supplement to Registrant Bar Application online, you will be required to print the Cover Sheet for Supplement to Registrant/CLI Bar Application and mail it to the board within 30 days of finalizing the Supplement to Registrant Bar Application. The Cover Sheet will be available for you to print after you have clicked the “Convert Bar Application” button to finalize your supplement. Failure to timely submit the Cover Sheet (or hard copy of the Supplement to Registrant Bar Application, properly notarized), required supplemental materials, and fees will delay initiation of the board’s updated investigation.

Address your package to the Florida Board of Bar Examiners.

U.S. Postal Service:
1891 Eider Court
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1750
                
FedEx, Priority USPS, or other delivery service:
1891 Eider Court
Tallahassee, FL 32308

PLEASE NOTE: Registrant application files are designated with a “B” at the beginning of the file number. Once the board has received your conversion application materials (Cover Sheet for Supplement to Registrant Bar Application, new Authorization and Release forms, applicable fee, and any required supplemental documents), you will be assigned a new, all numeric, file number.
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