2-13.25 Satisfaction of Court-Ordered Restitution and Disciplinary Costs. Except upon a showing of exceptional circumstances, a person who was disbarred, resigned with pending disciplinary proceedings, or was suspended in Florida or from a foreign jurisdiction will not be eligible to apply except on proof of satisfaction in full of any restitution and disciplinary costs. Restitution consists of the following:
a. restitution imposed by a court in its order of disbarment, resignation, or suspension;
b. restitution ordered by a court in any underlying criminal case that resulted in the disbarment, resignation, or suspension; and;
c. restitution owed for the payment of any claims by the Client’s Security Fund in Florida or by a similar bar fund in a foreign jurisdiction.
Exceptional circumstances may be established by showing that the applicant has made diligent, good-faith efforts to satisfy the restitution and costs obligation and has demonstrated a consistent commitment to fully satisfy the obligation; the applicant has entered a payment plan which insures satisfaction in full as soon as practicable; and the payment plan is necessary to protect the interests of any person or entity entitled to payment.
a. $100. For those students who commence the study of law in:
1. August or September and who file a Registrant Bar Application by the following January 15;
2. January or February and who file a Registrant Bar Application by the following June 15;
3. May or June and who file a Registrant Bar Application by the following October 15.
b. $350. For those students who commence the study of law in:
1. August or September and who file a Registrant Bar Application by the following March 15;
2. January or February and who file a Registrant Bar Application by the following August 15; or
3. May or June and who file a Registrant Bar Application by the following December 15.
4-25 Submission Methods. Applicants who take the General Bar Examination must do so for the sole purpose of fulfilling the admission requirements for The Florida Bar. An applicant may elect to take the General Bar Examination by either of the following methods:
a. Overall Method. Overall method is used only if the applicant takes Parts A and B during the same administration of the General Bar Examination.
b. Individual Method. Individual method is used if the applicant takes only 1 part of the General Bar Examination. Applicants who elect to take only 1 part of the General Bar Examination under the individual method may not combine a score attained on 1 part from 1 administration with a score on the other part from a different administration. Applicants may not take Part A only using this method unless they have previously taken the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) in Florida.