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Re: 2017 July Illinois Bar

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:16 am
by Al_Decisis
virgoyum wrote:I'm really crying in an airport. I do not know what to do.


Best of luck!

Re: 2017 July Illinois Bar

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:37 am
by champloo
Passed! Last name starts with W

Re: 2017 July Illinois Bar

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:55 am
by cron1834
Congrats to the passers so far. This thread seems to be doing well. And, Salt Bae avatar, check your results already! Waiting will only make it worse.

Re: 2017 July Illinois Bar

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:05 am
by RaceJudicata
Passed! good luck everyone still waiting and congrats to those who have passed.

Re: 2017 July Illinois Bar

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:05 am
by Steve2207
Got the email at 8:22, Last name starts with B. Passed!

Re: 2017 July Illinois Bar

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:09 am
by Bemga
Email at 8:37

Freaked out for whole 10 minutes before checking.

Passed!!!

Re: 2017 July Illinois Bar

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:15 am
by jsanner2
Passed! Holy cow. 8:43 email, last name starts with S. No idea how I didn't torpedo myself with the MBE but WOooooOoOoOo!

Re: 2017 July Illinois Bar

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:45 am
by criminaltheory
congrats to the passers! had to wait til the close of business last year, yall get to start daydrinking real early now.

Re: 2017 July Illinois Bar

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:47 am
by virgoyum
cron1834 wrote:Congrats to the passers so far. This thread seems to be doing well. And, Salt Bae avatar, check your results already! Waiting will only make it worse.


Taxing. I decided to just focus on enjoying the trip and look at it on Sunday.

Congrats to all the passers thus far!! You made it!

Re: 2017 July Illinois Bar

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:07 pm
by Bimmerfan
Wow, that takes quite a bit of self-control.

Really hoping you passed virgoyum!

Re: 2017 July Illinois Bar

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:11 pm
by RCinDNA
Got results at 9:34 AM. Failed. Registering for February.

Last name starts with 'M'.

Re: 2017 July Illinois Bar

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:54 pm
by Stalemated
Passed.

Re: 2017 July Illinois Bar

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:27 pm
by ndbigdave
Suprman37 wrote:
ndbigdave wrote:Passed.

Congrats. I always felt like we were in this together.


Teamwork makes the dream work!

Haha

Congrats all around. I'll definitely be sticking around to help repeat folks and first time takers. Any advice and help I can offer is my pleasure give.

Re: 2017 July Illinois Bar

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:02 pm
by RaceJudicata
ndbigdave wrote:
Suprman37 wrote:
ndbigdave wrote:Passed.

Congrats. I always felt like we were in this together.


Teamwork makes the dream work!

Haha

Congrats all around. I'll definitely be sticking around to help repeat folks and first time takers. Any advice and help I can offer is my pleasure give.


Ditto. Here to help!

That said, I wish Illinois gave a score report (even if it was for purchase) to passers. I don't want to give too much advice if I passed by the skin of my teeth lol..

Re: 2017 July Illinois Bar

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:04 pm
by BlendedUnicorn
RaceJudicata wrote:
ndbigdave wrote:
Suprman37 wrote:
ndbigdave wrote:Passed.

Congrats. I always felt like we were in this together.


Teamwork makes the dream work!

Haha

Congrats all around. I'll definitely be sticking around to help repeat folks and first time takers. Any advice and help I can offer is my pleasure give.


Ditto. Here to help!

That said, I wish Illinois gave a score report (even if it was for purchase) to passers. I don't want to give too much advice if I passed by the skin of my teeth lol..


Even if it's just the freaking MBE score.

Re: 2017 July Illinois Bar

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:19 pm
by ndbigdave
RaceJudicata wrote:
ndbigdave wrote:
Suprman37 wrote:
ndbigdave wrote:Passed.

Congrats. I always felt like we were in this together.


Teamwork makes the dream work!

Haha

Congrats all around. I'll definitely be sticking around to help repeat folks and first time takers. Any advice and help I can offer is my pleasure give.


Ditto. Here to help!

That said, I wish Illinois gave a score report (even if it was for purchase) to passers. I don't want to give too much advice if I passed by the skin of my teeth lol..


Absolutely, categorically agree.

Ridiculous they don't give the score. It's clear they have the ability to do so, other jurisdictions give them. I don't get it. There is no good reason for it.

I mean you go to school for 3+ years, study your butt for months, wait for months for this ONE SCORE that dictates your future...and you aren't given it.

I want it out of right and curiosity, but also because I'd like to report my experience with a program and the score I achieved. In my case I passed in Michigan - where I know my scores - and then chose to use adaptibar for prep this time. I'd like to be able to compare my scores and be able to share my experiences (with results) with future takers.

Sadly, no option to do that in IL.

Re: 2017 July Illinois Bar

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:25 am
by Southpaw89
ndbigdave wrote:
RaceJudicata wrote:
ndbigdave wrote:
Suprman37 wrote:
ndbigdave wrote:Passed.

Congrats. I always felt like we were in this together.


Teamwork makes the dream work!

Haha

Congrats all around. I'll definitely be sticking around to help repeat folks and first time takers. Any advice and help I can offer is my pleasure give.


Ditto. Here to help!

That said, I wish Illinois gave a score report (even if it was for purchase) to passers. I don't want to give too much advice if I passed by the skin of my teeth lol..


Absolutely, categorically agree.

Ridiculous they don't give the score. It's clear they have the ability to do so, other jurisdictions give them. I don't get it. There is no good reason for it.

I mean you go to school for 3+ years, study your butt for months, wait for months for this ONE SCORE that dictates your future...and you aren't given it.

I want it out of right and curiosity, but also because I'd like to report my experience with a program and the score I achieved. In my case I passed in Michigan - where I know my scores - and then chose to use adaptibar for prep this time. I'd like to be able to compare my scores and be able to share my experiences (with results) with future takers.

Sadly, no option to do that in IL.


Don't they show your score if your transferring it to another state? I just passed IL and my employer informed me he'd like me to be licensed in Missouri as well, so I need to signup for Feb. 2018. I was hoping to try and transfer score.

Re: 2017 July Illinois Bar

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:37 am
by ndbigdave
Southpaw89 wrote:
Don't they show your score if your transferring it to another state? I just passed IL and my employer informed me he'd like me to be licensed in Missouri as well, so I need to signup for Feb. 2018. I was hoping to try and transfer score.


If you follow this link: https://www.ilbaradmissions.org/mbe-sco ... quest-form

The IL bar will TRANSFER your score to a jurisdiction you seek reciprocity in (or if you are simply applying by way of exam) or the IL bar will ADVISE you if you score hit a threshold for DC, Minnesota or North Dakota.

DC: 133
Minnesota: 145
North Dakota: 150

So you can find out if you were above or below certain points but IL will never allow you, as a succesful bar examinee, to see your exact score.

Oh, and for the trouble of receiving an email regarding the "advisory score" you get charged $25 for each of the three jurisdictions.

What a crock.

Re: 2017 July Illinois Bar

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:53 pm
by Steve2207
This is trivial, but it was a point brought up in the last thread in Feb.

Did all the passers get the “Congratulations” language, or were there some that got the “We are pleased to advise” language? I know it doesn’t really matter much, but I am wondering why some people get a different letter.

Re: 2017 July Illinois Bar

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:39 pm
by ndbigdave
Steve2207 wrote:This is trivial, but it was a point brought up in the last thread in Feb.

Did all the passers get the “Congratulations” language, or were there some that got the “We are pleased to advise” language? I know it doesn’t really matter much, but I am wondering why some people get a different letter.


I got the "pleased to advise" language - perhaps because my C&F isnt done?

I have to go in for my meeting with a committee member before I will get my clearance. That purely a guess, but one that makes sense.

Re: 2017 July Illinois Bar

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:44 pm
by BlendedUnicorn
ndbigdave wrote:
Steve2207 wrote:This is trivial, but it was a point brought up in the last thread in Feb.

Did all the passers get the “Congratulations” language, or were there some that got the “We are pleased to advise” language? I know it doesn’t really matter much, but I am wondering why some people get a different letter.


I got the "pleased to advise" language - perhaps because my C&F isnt done?

I have to go in for my meeting with a committee member before I will get my clearance. That purely a guess, but one that makes sense.


That makes sense- I got "Congratulations" and my C&F is done.

Re: 2017 July Illinois Bar

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:15 pm
by Steve2207
BlendedUnicorn wrote:
ndbigdave wrote:
Steve2207 wrote:This is trivial, but it was a point brought up in the last thread in Feb.

Did all the passers get the “Congratulations” language, or were there some that got the “We are pleased to advise” language? I know it doesn’t really matter much, but I am wondering why some people get a different letter.


I got the "pleased to advise" language - perhaps because my C&F isnt done?

I have to go in for my meeting with a committee member before I will get my clearance. That purely a guess, but one that makes sense.


That makes sense- I got "Congratulations" and my C&F is done.



I got “Congratulations” too, and my C&F is done. That’s probably it then.

Re: 2017 July Illinois Bar

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:14 pm
by champloo
Congratulations and passed C&F as well

Re: 2017 July Illinois Bar

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:58 pm
by ndbigdave
Has anyone gone in for one of these meetings?

I have made a few calls to attorneys who focus on attorney grievance/ethic issues - it certainly sounds like these meetings are common (if you have basically any type of flag you will get called in. My curiosity is about how often these get escalated? So far as I can tell my flags come down to a brush with the law about 10+ years ago and some credit cards. The legal issue is old, resolved and disclosed - same with the credit cards (disclosed and now fully paid off) - I am not aware of any other issues (I wasnt asked to supplement anything further).

I am already licensed in Michigan (ironically with no issues with C&F - was never called in or escalated at all).

Fair to assume I go in, be humble, admit the mistakes, explain where necessary and that is the end of it?

Curious what other's experiences where like.

Re: 2017 July Illinois Bar

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:48 am
by Suprman37
Steve2207 wrote:Did all the passers get the “Congratulations” language, or were there some that got the “We are pleased to advise” language? I know it doesn’t really matter much, but I am wondering why some people get a different letter.

I got the "We are pleased..." and my C&F is not done.