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Petition Questionnaire For Admission To Rhode Island Bar Form. This is a Rhode Island form and can be use in Supreme Court Statewide.
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RHODE ISLAND SUPREME COURT COMMITTEE ON CHARACTER AND FITNESS LICHT JUDICIAL COMPLEX 250 BENEFIT STREET PROVIDENCE, RI 02903 RIBAREXAM@COURTS.RI.GOV All applicants for the Rhode Island Bar Examination are requested to file their Petition/Questionnaire well before the filing deadline so the Committee on Character and Fitness has sufficient time to complete its investigation prior to the applicants taking the bar exam. A prerequisite for each candidate taking the bar examination is a personal interview with the Committee on Character and Fitness. However, since the Committee may not complete its investigation prior to the examination, each person takes the Rhode Island bar examination with the understanding that if the Committee should recommend that a person not be admitted to the bar, that person might not be admitted even if he/she has passed the bar examination. The burden is upon the applicant to comply with all applicable rules. The application filing deadlines are as follows: APPLICATION TYPE FEBRUARY EXAM Rule 1 December 1 Rule 2(a) September 1 JULY EXAM May 1 February 1 The following items are required for application for admission to the Rhode Island Bar: RULE 1 APPLICANTS Completed Petition/Questionnaire with Documentation Requested Therein One (1) Certificate from Dean/Administrator of Law School Handwriting Sample Certified Law School Transcript Two (2) Certificates of Good Moral Character Must be submitted by reference, not applicant. Copies of certificate forms sent by applicant to reference must be submitted with Petition/Questionnaire by the application deadline. Employment Verification Must be submitted by preparer, not applicant. Copies of verification forms sent by applicant to employer must be submitted with Petition/Questionnaire by the application deadline. Credit Report from Experian, TransUnion, or Equifax. Must be submitted with Petition/Questionnaire by the application deadline. Certificates of Good Standing from all jurisdictions where admitted to practice law. Criminal Background Checks from all jurisdictions lived in either cumulatively or in aggregate for six (6) months or longer since turning eighteen (18) years of age. Qualifying Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) Score Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) Score Transfer Release Form and Fee Request for Special Testing Accommodations Must be submitted with Petition/Questionnaire by the application deadline. X X X Certified by Law School RULE 2(A) APPLICANTS X Original Plus 1 Copy ------X Notarized X X ------X X ------- X X If Applicable X X --------------X If Applicable American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com X X X If Applicable X If Applicable PETITION/QUESTIONNAIRE FOR ADMISSION TO THE RHODE ISLAND BAR RULE 1 APPLICANTS ---------------RULE 2(A) APPLICANTS X X X NCBE Request for Preparation of a Character Report Three (3) Original NCBE Authorization and Release Forms Notarized Affidavit demonstrating ability to meet the provisions of Article II, Rule 2(a)(2) or (3) APPLICATION TYPE New Applicants Rule 1 Rule 2(a) Retakes To defer application To transfer MBE score FEES $ 725.00 $1,225.00* $ 725.00 $ 300.00 $ 25.00 ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. All checks shall be payable to Committee on Character and Fitness. Check here if you are an out-of-state attorney applying pursuant to Article II, Rule 2(a). To qualify for attorney admission pursuant to Article II, Rule 2(a), the out-of-state attorney must have been engaged in the full-time active practice of law, or the full-time teaching of law at an ABA approved law school, for at least five (5) of the last ten (10) years immediately preceding the filing of the application for admission to the Rhode Island Bar. Check here if you are not sitting for the MBE in Rhode Island. If you are not sitting for the MBE in Rhode Island, please indicate the jurisdiction where you are sitting for the MBE: _________________________________. Check here if you are sitting for the MBE in Rhode Island. If you are sitting for the MBE in Rhode Island and are requesting that your MBE score be transferred to another jurisdiction, please indicate the jurisdiction where you would like your MBE score sent: _____________________________________. *Applicants seeking attorney admission pursuant to Article II, Rule 2(a) must submit two (2) checks: One in the sum of $725.00 payable to the Committee on Character and Fitness, and the second check in the sum of $500.00 made payable to the National Conference of Bar Examiners. Applicants are directed to prepare an addendum when needed to fully respond to any question in this Petition/Questionnaire. Page 2 of 26 10/16/15 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com PETITION/QUESTIONNAIRE FOR ADMISSION TO THE RHODE ISLAND BAR SECTION A This Petition/Questionnaire for Admission to the Rhode Island Bar is continuing in nature and the applicant must give correctly and fully the information requested on this form and must keep this information current and up to date until the date of the submission to the Oath of Attorney in Rhode Island by submitting any changes to the Supreme Court Clerk's Office in writing or by responding to subsequent requests for information by the Committee on Character and Fitness. 1. a. b. c. Date of Application: ___________________ for exam in Full name: February July of __________. Year ___________________________________________________________ Last First Middle Current home address:___________________________________________________________ Street ___________________________________________________________ City/Town State Zip Code d. e. Telephone: Driver's License: (_______)___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ State Number Enclose two (2) color copies of your driver's license or other valid photo identification. f. 2. a. Email address: Place of birth: Date of birth: b. ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Are you a citizen of the United States? If you are not citizen of the United States, are you a legal permanent resident? YES NO YES NO If you are not a legal permanent resident, please list your current immigration status: _________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Please enclose a copy of your United States Passport or proof o