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Re: 2018 July DC Bar

Postby rgrunds » Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:23 pm

wwwcol wrote:
rgrunds wrote:
wwwcol wrote:
Rufussteck wrote:Still waiting. I called two weeks ago and was told my C&F expired but I should have my certification by last Wednesday. Nothing. Called Friday, was told to call back Monday because I couldn’t be found in the system. Called today, was told that they don’t take calls on Monday normally but that they would look me up. The lady said that the were still reviewing my C&F report and that I should hear something by Wednesday..... getting to be ridiculous. Out about 8k in wages so far by not being barred on a reasonable date of December 1. Considering a lawsuit.


Lawsuit won’t go anywhere. Better off just calling daily to ask for updates, as terrible an option as that is

Fortunately my employer is understanding but I’m still stuck in review. I saw ms2esq got approved in less than a week, which makes me think this won’t drag on fir months


It has dragged on for months. Should have been done by December 21, 2018


why do you have such a specific date in mind? If it’s because of that 10-month thing they mention on the website...pretty clear that’s unrealistic and they don’t care about meeting it


Bee-Cauz....they had similar numbers in the 2017 July bar and all was done within 6 weeks of the score release date. There were more applicants in 2018 but not enough to need an additional 4 months....or more. There is something wrong in that office....lost files....digital records missing....perhaps understaffed......

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Re: 2018 July DC Bar

Postby Dipper » Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:15 pm

rgrunds wrote:
wwwcol wrote:
rgrunds wrote:
wwwcol wrote:
Rufussteck wrote:Still waiting. I called two weeks ago and was told my C&F expired but I should have my certification by last Wednesday. Nothing. Called Friday, was told to call back Monday because I couldn’t be found in the system. Called today, was told that they don’t take calls on Monday normally but that they would look me up. The lady said that the were still reviewing my C&F report and that I should hear something by Wednesday..... getting to be ridiculous. Out about 8k in wages so far by not being barred on a reasonable date of December 1. Considering a lawsuit.


Lawsuit won’t go anywhere. Better off just calling daily to ask for updates, as terrible an option as that is

Fortunately my employer is understanding but I’m still stuck in review. I saw ms2esq got approved in less than a week, which makes me think this won’t drag on fir months


It has dragged on for months. Should have been done by December 21, 2018


why do you have such a specific date in mind? If it’s because of that 10-month thing they mention on the website...pretty clear that’s unrealistic and they don’t care about meeting it


Bee-Cauz....they had similar numbers in the 2017 July bar and all was done within 6 weeks of the score release date. There were more applicants in 2018 but not enough to need an additional 4 months....or more. There is something wrong in that office....lost files....digital records missing....perhaps understaffed......


Eh, there was a 53% increase from July 2017 to July 2018 -- that's not similar numbers. The office definitely needs more funding and more staff. The bar is administered by the D.C. courts, which is in turn funded by Congress, and since D.C. has no real representation in Congress (and the court system has plenty of other pressing problems, like needing more judges) I doubt this is going to change anytime soon.

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Re: 2018 July DC Bar

Postby rgrunds » Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:06 pm

Dipper wrote:
rgrunds wrote:
wwwcol wrote:
rgrunds wrote:
wwwcol wrote:
Rufussteck wrote:Still waiting. I called two weeks ago and was told my C&F expired but I should have my certification by last Wednesday. Nothing. Called Friday, was told to call back Monday because I couldn’t be found in the system. Called today, was told that they don’t take calls on Monday normally but that they would look me up. The lady said that the were still reviewing my C&F report and that I should hear something by Wednesday..... getting to be ridiculous. Out about 8k in wages so far by not being barred on a reasonable date of December 1. Considering a lawsuit.


Lawsuit won’t go anywhere. Better off just calling daily to ask for updates, as terrible an option as that is

Fortunately my employer is understanding but I’m still stuck in review. I saw ms2esq got approved in less than a week, which makes me think this won’t drag on fir months


It has dragged on for months. Should have been done by December 21, 2018


why do you have such a specific date in mind? If it’s because of that 10-month thing they mention on the website...pretty clear that’s unrealistic and they don’t care about meeting it


Bee-Cauz....they had similar numbers in the 2017 July bar and all was done within 6 weeks of the score release date. There were more applicants in 2018 but not enough to need an additional 4 months....or more. There is something wrong in that office....lost files....digital records missing....perhaps understaffed......


Eh, there was a 53% increase from July 2017 to July 2018 -- that's not similar numbers. The office definitely needs more funding and more staff. The bar is administered by the D.C. courts, which is in turn funded by Congress, and since D.C. has no real representation in Congress (and the court system has plenty of other pressing problems, like needing more judges) I doubt this is going to change anytime soon.


Dipper....In July of 2017, nearly 1,200 candidates sat for the bar exam with about 800 successful examinees. The 2018 had 1,700 with about 1100 successful examinees.....That's only 300 more successful examinees......not sufficiently different to need 3-4 months after results published to process certifications (not counting shutdown) when they were done 6 weeks after exam results in 2017. If the rate of certification is 800 per six weeks then 1100 should be done in 8-9 weeks after exam results. Not counting the shutdown, it's been 14 weeks.

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Re: 2018 July DC Bar

Postby Rufussteck » Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:17 pm

rgrunds wrote:
Dipper wrote:
rgrunds wrote:
wwwcol wrote:
rgrunds wrote:
wwwcol wrote:
Rufussteck wrote:Still waiting. I called two weeks ago and was told my C&F expired but I should have my certification by last Wednesday. Nothing. Called Friday, was told to call back Monday because I couldn’t be found in the system. Called today, was told that they don’t take calls on Monday normally but that they would look me up. The lady said that the were still reviewing my C&F report and that I should hear something by Wednesday..... getting to be ridiculous. Out about 8k in wages so far by not being barred on a reasonable date of December 1. Considering a lawsuit.


Lawsuit won’t go anywhere. Better off just calling daily to ask for updates, as terrible an option as that is

Fortunately my employer is understanding but I’m still stuck in review. I saw ms2esq got approved in less than a week, which makes me think this won’t drag on fir months


It has dragged on for months. Should have been done by December 21, 2018


why do you have such a specific date in mind? If it’s because of that 10-month thing they mention on the website...pretty clear that’s unrealistic and they don’t care about meeting it


Bee-Cauz....they had similar numbers in the 2017 July bar and all was done within 6 weeks of the score release date. There were more applicants in 2018 but not enough to need an additional 4 months....or more. There is something wrong in that office....lost files....digital records missing....perhaps understaffed......


Eh, there was a 53% increase from July 2017 to July 2018 -- that's not similar numbers. The office definitely needs more funding and more staff. The bar is administered by the D.C. courts, which is in turn funded by Congress, and since D.C. has no real representation in Congress (and the court system has plenty of other pressing problems, like needing more judges) I doubt this is going to change anytime soon.


Dipper....In July of 2017, nearly 1,200 candidates sat for the bar exam with about 800 successful examinees. The 2018 had 1,700 with about 1100 successful examinees.....That's only 300 more successful examinees......not sufficiently different to need 3-4 months after results published to process certifications (not counting shutdown) when they were done 6 weeks after exam results in 2017. If the rate of certification is 800 per six weeks then 1100 should be done in 8-9 weeks after exam results. Not counting the shutdown, it's been 14 weeks.


After calling every day, and getting told that “it looks like your file was closed in December”, I finally got my certification last Thursday. Now, just waiting for them to waive the 10-day waiting period so I can go get sworn in by a notary at my local pack-n-ship.

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Re: 2018 July DC Bar

Postby rgrunds » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:24 pm

Rufussteck....good for you.

A long wait.

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Re: 2018 July DC Bar

Postby wwwcol » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:26 pm

rgrunds wrote:Rufussteck....good for you.

A long wait.


For real. That is absolutely egregious. Hopefully you can start making $$ ASAP

Is anyone else still waiting? It’s been over a year since I applied by motion and haven’t heard a peep from them in nine months.

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Re: 2018 July DC Bar

Postby Hendy » Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:34 pm

Hi folks. I called in the other day and asked for a status update. I received a certification email within a few minutes. :)

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Re: 2018 July DC Bar

Postby rgrunds » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:11 pm

wwwcol wrote:
rgrunds wrote:Rufussteck....good for you.

A long wait.


For real. That is absolutely egregious. Hopefully you can start making $$ ASAP

Is anyone else still waiting? It’s been over a year since I applied by motion and haven’t heard a peep from them in nine months.


I'm still waiting. I called 6 weeks ago. They said they'd get back to me in 5 days. Nothing.

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Re: 2018 July DC Bar

Postby Hendy » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:35 pm

I think maybe it just depends on who you talk to. I'd been blown off a few times. But the last time I called I spoke with someone I hadn't spoken with before, and all I did was ask for a status update and I got certified. I would be suspicious of any promises to be certified in 5 days...

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Re: 2018 July DC Bar

Postby rgrunds » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:27 pm

Hendy wrote:I think maybe it just depends on who you talk to. I'd been blown off a few times. But the last time I called I spoke with someone I hadn't spoken with before, and all I did was ask for a status update and I got certified. I would be suspicious of any promises to be certified in 5 days...


They didn't promise certification....they promised a return call, response and dialogue. Didn't happen.

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Re: 2018 July DC Bar

Postby wwwcol » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:46 pm

rgrunds wrote:
Hendy wrote:I think maybe it just depends on who you talk to. I'd been blown off a few times. But the last time I called I spoke with someone I hadn't spoken with before, and all I did was ask for a status update and I got certified. I would be suspicious of any promises to be certified in 5 days...


They didn't promise certification....they promised a return call, response and dialogue. Didn't happen.


Impressive that you even managed to talk to them once. Every time I call it gives a recorded message and auto hangs up on me.

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Re: 2018 July DC Bar

Postby rgrunds » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:59 am

This is getting a little long....don't you think?

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Re: 2018 July DC Bar

Postby Rufussteck » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:21 am

Anyone know how long it’s been taking to get admitted once you submit your oath paperwork? Submitted mine last Monday and haven’t heard anything or received any kind of confirmation. Just wondering if that’s normal.

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Re: 2018 July DC Bar

Postby rgrunds » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:30 pm

Rufussteck wrote:Anyone know how long it’s been taking to get admitted once you submit your oath paperwork? Submitted mine last Monday and haven’t heard anything or received any kind of confirmation. Just wondering if that’s normal.



I'd give it 8-9 months.

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Re: 2018 July DC Bar

Postby wwwcol » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:56 pm

Any updates? Are y’all still waiting on certification/swearing in?

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Re: 2018 July DC Bar

Postby rgrunds » Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:53 pm

wwwcol wrote:Any updates? Are y’all still waiting on certification/swearing in?


Still waiting. Called a couple times this week. Got a recording.

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Re: 2018 July DC Bar

Postby rothchan » Tue May 21, 2019 12:35 pm

Sigh... I submitted the application in Jan and NCBE completed the report in March, still pending report... according to their replies by e-mail, they said I could call back in late August if still yet receive any correspondence from them.

Just curious, how many people are still on step 3 "pending report?" I'm so tired of sending them e-mails but got the same reply (with some minor changes of wording).

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Re: 2018 July DC Bar

Postby pleapeddler » Thu May 23, 2019 10:44 am

rothchan wrote:Sigh... I submitted the application in Jan and NCBE completed the report in March, still pending report... according to their replies by e-mail, they said I could call back in late August if still yet receive any correspondence from them.

Just curious, how many people are still on step 3 "pending report?" I'm so tired of sending them e-mails but got the same reply (with some minor changes of wording).


Submitted application in late August, NCBE says report was finalized and sent in January, I'm still on step 3 pending report. I know someone else who is in the same boat, but they applied in July.

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Re: 2018 July DC Bar

Postby LaShuanMichelle » Thu May 30, 2019 6:10 am

Finally got my certification! My 10 day waiting period began yesterday! Unfortunately I will miss the June 6th swearing in but I will swear in via absentia on or about June 8th or 9th!

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Re: 2018 July DC Bar

Postby HokieHi307 » Thu May 30, 2019 11:24 am

I'm looking over my certification letter and I'm confused -- do you have to fill out and notarize the Supplemental Questionnaire if you're doing the in-person swearing in or is that just for people doing it in absentia?

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Re: 2018 July DC Bar

Postby LaShuanMichelle » Thu May 30, 2019 11:57 am

HokieHi307 wrote:I'm looking over my certification letter and I'm confused -- do you have to fill out and notarize the Supplemental Questionnaire if you're doing the in-person swearing in or is that just for people doing it in absentia?


Thats a good question. Im not 100% sure but it sounds like you do need to complete it, & no more than 3 days before you complete your oath.



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