DC Bar - Feb 2017 (UBE)

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Re: DC Bar - Feb 2017 (UBE)

Postby No_name » Fri May 05, 2017 2:29 pm

Mjleach wrote:I just called. The lady was pretty rude.
I asked for an update on when the grades will be out. She said to call back next Friday and hung up.
This is garbage.


Thanks for the update. Both the admissions committee and the bar candidates are feeling the pressure at this time, so I can appreciate her frustration.

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Re: DC Bar - Feb 2017 (UBE)

Postby texas2dclawchick » Fri May 05, 2017 2:52 pm

I can understand it's not the support staff's fault, but they don't need to be rude. I've received this attitude from them as well, when I called to ask why I hadn't received my registration letter that they forgot to send me...

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Re: DC Bar - Feb 2017 (UBE)

Postby Mjleach » Fri May 05, 2017 3:27 pm

I emailed and got a better response.
The results WILL NOT be out until after the 18th, but we WILL be refunded the July filing fee if we pass.

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Re: DC Bar - Feb 2017 (UBE)

Postby TimothyJohn » Fri May 05, 2017 3:29 pm

So we have no choice but to re-apply? Why don't they just extend the deadline by one week?

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Re: DC Bar - Feb 2017 (UBE)

Postby texas2dclawchick » Fri May 05, 2017 3:43 pm

Ok that needs to be widely circulated by them if its true. People need to know that a refund will be available.

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Re: DC Bar - Feb 2017 (UBE)

Postby bangbang07 » Fri May 05, 2017 3:44 pm

Hey Guys,

Another tortured bar examinee here. I've been following this thread closely, and tipped off Above the Law.

To see the post:
http://bit.ly/2pPfL1f

I'm pretty pissed off, to say the least. I work full-time and having to do another application when I may have passed is b*llsh!t. I'm currently interviewing for jobs at legal departments, and those guys are not able to hold open jobs for these type of nonsense.

Good luck, and I'm there with you.
Bang

Edit - Weird, for some reason the initial link didn't work. Here's a bitly: http://bit.ly/2pPfL1f
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Re: DC Bar - Feb 2017 (UBE)

Postby texas2dclawchick » Fri May 05, 2017 3:55 pm

bangbang07 wrote:Hey Guys,

Another tortured bar examinee here. I've been following this thread closely, and tipped off Above the Law.

To see the post:
http://abovethelaw.com/2017/05/these-pe ... -bar-exam/

I'm pretty pissed off, to say the least. I work full-time and having to do another application when I may have passed is b*llsh!t. I'm currently interviewing for jobs at legal departments, and those guys are not able to hold open jobs for these type of nonsense.

Good luck, and I'm there with you.
Bang

The link is broken :(

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Re: DC Bar - Feb 2017 (UBE)

Postby No_name » Fri May 05, 2017 4:01 pm

Mjleach wrote:I emailed and got a better response.
The results WILL NOT be out until after the 18th, but we WILL be refunded the July filing fee if we pass.


This is sickening! They should not require us to reapply. It's not even like we can just reprint our original applications because the July application is all done online. Then we get to go through the fun of getting a bunch of certified checks, payable to the various entities.
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Re: DC Bar - Feb 2017 (UBE)

Postby No_name » Fri May 05, 2017 4:04 pm

bangbang07 wrote:Hey Guys,

Another tortured bar examinee here. I've been following this thread closely, and tipped off Above the Law.

To see the post:
http://abovethelaw.com/2017/05/these-pe ... -bar-exam/

I'm pretty pissed off, to say the least. I work full-time and having to do another application when I may have passed is b*llsh!t. I'm currently interviewing for jobs at legal departments, and those guys are not able to hold open jobs for these type of nonsense.

Good luck, and I'm there with you.
Bang


I second that, as I am in the same exact boat. Additionally, if I passed, I was going to take summer classes as part of an LLM program. Looks like that plan is now out the window!

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Re: DC Bar - Feb 2017 (UBE)

Postby bangbang07 » Fri May 05, 2017 4:06 pm

texas2dclawchick wrote:
bangbang07 wrote:Hey Guys,

Another tortured bar examinee here. I've been following this thread closely, and tipped off Above the Law.

To see the post:
http://abovethelaw.com/2017/05/these-pe ... -bar-exam/

I'm pretty pissed off, to say the least. I work full-time and having to do another application when I may have passed is b*llsh!t. I'm currently interviewing for jobs at legal departments, and those guys are not able to hold open jobs for these type of nonsense.

Good luck, and I'm there with you.
Bang

The link is broken :(


Oh weird. Joe Patrice wrote the post and now it's not on the homepage. I should have done a screenshot. :( I wonder why they pulled it?

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Re: DC Bar - Feb 2017 (UBE)

Postby cho8583 » Fri May 05, 2017 4:10 pm

bangbang07 wrote:Oh weird. Joe Patrice wrote the post and now it's not on the homepage. I should have done a screenshot. I wonder why they pulled it?


I guess Above the Law is currently working it on to publish that online? I did see the article on their main page too, which is gone now. Maybe they will update it somehow. we shall see. Thanks tho! Every bit helps in this crazy misery. Seriously, I now wish I should've gone for other jx.. but thanks for my foreign JD, no choice for me :(

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Re: DC Bar - Feb 2017 (UBE)

Postby bangbang07 » Fri May 05, 2017 4:10 pm

Although it seems that Above the Law deleted their posting about our plight, here's where you can go to see the cached page:

http://bit.ly/2qB5Tco

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Re: DC Bar - Feb 2017 (UBE)

Postby No_name » Fri May 05, 2017 4:19 pm

bangbang07 wrote:Although it seems that Above the Law deleted their posting about our plight, here's where you can go to see the cached page:

http://bit.ly/2qB5Tco


I was quoted in there, I feel humbled :D

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Re: DC Bar - Feb 2017 (UBE)

Postby TimothyJohn » Fri May 05, 2017 4:20 pm

I'm confused why it was posted then deleted, but that is great news that they responded to the tips. The DC admissions Bar definitely responded last time when it wrote the article about late admissions ceremonies, so maybe that will provide at least some incentive for them to not delay until the end of the month.

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Re: DC Bar - Feb 2017 (UBE)

Postby DisCo » Fri May 05, 2017 4:45 pm

jesskim wrote:
DisCo wrote:
No_name wrote:The committee of admissions website currently says it's down for maintenance...fingers crossed!


Hmm, it's still working for me. http://www.dccourts.gov/internet/appellate/admincommittee/main.jsf

***

Not to make everyone flip their sh*t (famous last words), but I heard from a good source (though still technically hearsay) that there was a problem with the grading of our exams and so our results may be significantly delayed. Has anyone else heard something like this? Really just trying to gather info here and not meaning to upset anyone or spread a rumor. :| :?


So... was it true after all? :cry:


Sounds like it. :oops: Sorry to be the bearer of bad-yet-true hearsay.

Man, I really don't know what I'm going to do about the July exam. I'm sort of tired of being an anxious law student reacting to every whim and rumor, and I want to just not address it and hope it remedies itself. Blah.

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Re: DC Bar - Feb 2017 (UBE)

Postby No_name » Fri May 05, 2017 4:57 pm

Below is from the Rules of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals (emphasis added):

Rule 46(c)(2)

http://www.dccourts.gov/internet/docume ... ule_46.pdf

(2) Time to Apply and Fees.

(A) An application to take the bar examination shall be submitted in a format approved by the Committee and filed with the Director of Admissions (Director) not later than December 15 for the February examination and May 3 for the July examination unless, for exceptional cause shown, the time is extended by the Committee. The contents of the application to take the examination shall be confidential except upon order of the court.

(B) The application shall be accompanied by (1) a payment to the Clerk, D.C. Court of Appeals (Clerk), in an amount and form approved by the Committee and specified by the Director, and (2) payment to NCBE, or proof of payment to NCBE, in an amount and form specified on the application form.

(C) Late applications may be filed within 15 days from the closing dates specified in subparagraph (i) and must be accompanied by an additional, non-refundable payment to the Clerk, D.C. Court of Appeals, in an amount and form approved by the Committee.

Not having your Feb. bar results sounds like an exceptional cause to me. I hope the Committee agrees with this analysis, and extends the deadline.

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Re: DC Bar - Feb 2017 (UBE)

Postby bangbang07 » Fri May 05, 2017 5:19 pm

TimothyJohn wrote:I'm confused why it was posted then deleted, but that is great news that they responded to the tips. The DC admissions Bar definitely responded last time when it wrote the article about late admissions ceremonies, so maybe that will provide at least some incentive for them to not delay until the end of the month.


Above the Law just reposted the news. It looks like examinees outside of DC are facing the similar issues, so they pulled it down for a bit to flesh out the blog post:

http://abovethelaw.com/2017/05/why-do-t ... m-results/

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Re: DC Bar - Feb 2017 (UBE)

Postby texas2dclawchick » Fri May 05, 2017 5:39 pm

No_name wrote:
bangbang07 wrote:Although it seems that Above the Law deleted their posting about our plight, here's where you can go to see the cached page:

http://bit.ly/2qB5Tco


I was quoted in there, I feel humbled :D



Bahah. At least you literally have 'no name' so it's pretty anonymous.

Joe Patrice if you're reading this.. THANK YOU

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Re: DC Bar - Feb 2017 (UBE)

Postby No_name » Fri May 05, 2017 6:50 pm

texas2dclawchick wrote:
No_name wrote:
bangbang07 wrote:Although it seems that Above the Law deleted their posting about our plight, here's where you can go to see the cached page:

http://bit.ly/2qB5Tco


I was quoted in there, I feel humbled :D



Bahah. At least you literally have 'no name' so it's pretty anonymous.

Joe Patrice if you're reading this.. THANK YOU


The updated article cut my quote, so I'm even more anonymous now. Oh well, but I agree with you, and would like to thank Joe Patrice for writing about the topic. It's not right that people are being put through this.

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Re: DC Bar - Feb 2017 (UBE)

Postby Mjleach » Sat May 06, 2017 2:52 pm

It looks like there is over $100 in fees to NCBE that most likely won't be reimbursed. I emailed the D.C. Bar about it but they haven't answered.

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Re: DC Bar - Feb 2017 (UBE)

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Re: DC Bar - Feb 2017 (UBE)

Postby texas2dclawchick » Mon May 08, 2017 11:37 am

Mjleach wrote:It looks like there is over $100 in fees to NCBE that most likely won't be reimbursed. I emailed the D.C. Bar about it but they haven't answered.


Please keep us updated!

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Re: DC Bar - Feb 2017 (UBE)

Postby Anonymous81 » Mon May 08, 2017 12:51 pm

Curious, did anyone receive an email from the committee last week with an attachment with the waiver for July 2017 deadline?

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Re: DC Bar - Feb 2017 (UBE)

Postby Mjleach » Mon May 08, 2017 1:02 pm

It wasn't a waiver for the deadline. It was a waiver of the May 3rd late fee.

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Re: DC Bar - Feb 2017 (UBE)

Postby No_name » Mon May 08, 2017 2:05 pm

The ATL article has been updated again today. Below is the relevant info.

UPDATE (5/8/17 1:07 p.m.): Regardless of what posters may be told on the phone, D.C.’s official position is that their waiver of the late fee absolves students of needing to register now. A statement from Leah Gurowitz of the D.C. Courts states:


The Court of Appeals issued an order waiving the late fee for the July 2017 exam for those who were unsuccessful in February, because the February exam results were not available before the regular deadline on May 3. The court emailed this order to all February 2017 examinees so they would not feel they needed to apply for the July exam before learning the February results. We expect to release the February results well before the late registration deadline, May 18.

So they expect results in the next 10 days. We’ll see.




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