Examination Information

The timely filing deadline for the July 2019 General Bar Examination is May 1, 2019.

Bar Admissions Presentations

An online version of the bar admissions information presented to beginning Florida law school students is now available. Also available is an online version of information provided for 3L students.

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Bar Examiners Modify Disorder Evaluation Requirements

The Board approved a policy change effective March 21, 2019, affecting applicants requested by the Board to undergo evaluations related to substance use disorders or certain severe mental health disorders.

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Instructions For Submitting a Test Accommodations Petition

This document is designed to assist you in gathering information and preparing the material to submit a complete Test Accommodations Petition. Use this document to complete all information listed below that pertains to the test accommodations you are seeking.

STEP 1 - READ AND PREPARE REQUIRED MATERIALS

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STEP 2 - GATHER AND MAIL THE COMPLETE TEST ACCOMMODATIONS PETITION

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Completed Form 1: Applicant Request for Test Accommodations (PDF - 208k).
  • All applicants seeking test accommodations must submit Form 1. You may also submit a personal narrative with your Form 1. Please follow the checklist included in Form 1 to make sure that you are filing a complete petition for test accommodations, including all supporting documentation.

All of the following as applicable:

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Form 2: Learning Disability Verification (PDF - 148k)
  • Complete the top portion of Form 2 and request that your physician or other professional licensed to diagnose and treat your disability complete the rest of the form and return it to you for submission to the board.
  • Submit copies of your undergraduate transcripts, law school transcripts, if not already forwarded to the board, and your LSAC Academic Summary Report. These documents must be provided before the board can consider your petition.
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Form 3: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Verification (PDF - 197k)
  • Complete the top portion of Form 3 and request that your physician or other professional licensed to diagnose and treat your disability complete the rest of the form and return it to you for submission to the board.
  • Submit copies of your undergraduate transcripts, law school transcripts, if not already forwarded to the board, and your LSAC Academic Summary Report. These documents must be provided before the board can consider your petition.
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Form 4: Psychological Disability Verification (PDF - 206k)
  • Complete the top portion of Form 4 and request that your physician or other professional licensed to diagnose and treat your disability complete the rest of the form and return it to you for submission to the board.
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Form 5: Visual Disability Verification (PDF - 186k)
  • Complete the top portion of Form 5 and request that your physician or other professional licensed to diagnose and treat your disability complete the rest of the form and return it to you for submission to the board.
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Form 6: Physical Disability Verification (PDF - 199k)
  • Complete the top portion of Form 6 and request that your physician or other professional licensed to diagnose and treat your disability complete the rest of the form and return it to you for submission to the board.
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Form 7: Certification of Accommodations History (PDF - 120k)
  • Complete the top portion of Form 7 and request that the official responsible for authorizing test accommodations at each educational institution or testing agency from which you requested accommodations complete the rest of the form and return it to you for submission to the board. You are required to submit this form if accommodations were requested, whether they were granted or denied.

Address your package to the Florida Board of Bar Examiners.

U.S. Postal Service:
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Tallahassee, FL 32399-1750
                
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