Feb 2019 DC Bar

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby SailorCupcake » Fri May 17, 2019 10:29 am

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Eiocerkins wrote:Longtime lurker here...I called today about 50 times until I finally got someone on the phone. They told me that they are "still getting everything together" and that I should keep on checking the website "over the next week or so."

Y'all, this is absolutely ridiculous. If you are mad or frustrated, know that I am too and I'm here with you in solidarity. I recommend that anyone contemplating taking the DC bar now or in the future simply doesn't. This office is woefully incompetent. It needs to be said. There is absolutely no legitimate reason why we should have to wait until close to June - eight weeks before the next test - to get these results.


I'm just at a loss to understand why this state bar is struggling so much with the basics. Returning results in a timely fashion is a basic competency. (This long of a wait basically screws over people who didn't pass and would've taken the July exam.) Responding to inquiries is a basic competency. Announcing release dates -- so people will stop making inquiry calls they have to deal with -- is a basic competency.

Applicants have been complaining about the DC Bar for a long time, not just since last December's federal shutdown. Even after the shutdown, the Bar's staff should have known exactly what their workload is and how to adjust for it. The DC Bar isn't some start-up with wildly fluctuating or unpredictable work demands. People's livelihoods and careers are on the line. This situation is beyond frustrating.

Is the issue that they don't have enough funding for enough staff? (Even though each applicant pays a substantial amount for the privilege of applying, so the increase in the number of applications does come with more funding?) I hope journalists do more reporting on what's happening.


So I emailed COA, and was told like previous posters they'd be up no later than May 24....but they have no date or time to provide, and won't tell me if we'll get notice or warning before the results are posted.

I am such an anxious wreck. What is going on in that office? Even an email saying results might be delayed would have been appreciated???

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby sleeplessindc » Fri May 17, 2019 11:45 am

I've been refreshing this webpage a lot today and just saw this:

https://www.dccourts.gov/court-of-appea ... admissions
5/17/2019 NOTICE TO FEBRUARY 2019 BAR EXAM APPLICANTS
All applicants will receive an email with their pass/fail results by 5:00pm on Monday, May 20, 2019. The scores will follow in separate emails later in the week. The public posting of successful applicants will be posted on the Committee on Admissions webpage on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Upon receiving a certification notice applicants may opt to perform the attorney oath in absentia or may register for a formal ceremony.

The formal swearing in ceremony will be held on July 9, 2019. Instructions will be included with the certification notices sent by email beginning on June 23, 2019, following the 30 day wait period as required by D.C. App. Ct. Rule 46(c) (11). Unsuccessful applicants will receive instructions on the reapplication process with their exam results.

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby SailorCupcake » Fri May 17, 2019 11:49 am

Officially by Monday at 5pm, we'll be emailed our pass/fail results. YIKES

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby anandamide » Fri May 17, 2019 11:55 am

5/17/2019 NOTICE TO FEBRUARY 2019 BAR EXAM APPLICANTS
All applicants will receive an email with their pass/fail results by 5:00pm on Monday, May 20, 2019. The scores will follow in separate emails later in the week. The public posting of successful applicants will be posted on the Committee on Admissions webpage on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Upon receiving a certification notice applicants may opt to perform the attorney oath in absentia or may register for a formal ceremony

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby SailorCupcake » Fri May 17, 2019 11:56 am

So... do you think there's a chance some will be sent out today, or only sent out Monday?

I know I might be overthinking something silly or small but I am in anxiety mode @_@

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby Olivia049 » Fri May 17, 2019 12:11 pm

Posted on website

5/17/2019 NOTICE TO FEBRUARY 2019 BAR EXAM APPLICANTS
All applicants will receive an email with their pass/fail results by 5:00pm on Monday, May 20, 2019. The scores will follow in separate emails later in the week. The public posting of successful applicants will be posted on the Committee on Admissions webpage on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Upon receiving a certification notice applicants may opt to perform the attorney oath in absentia or may register for a formal ceremony.

The formal swearing in ceremony will be held on July 9, 2019. Instructions will be included with the certification notices sent by email beginning on June 23, 2019, following the 30 day wait period as required by D.C. App. Ct. Rule 46(c) (11). Unsuccessful applicants will receive instructions on the reapplication process with their exam results.

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby bardc123 » Fri May 17, 2019 12:32 pm

SailorCupcake wrote:So... do you think there's a chance some will be sent out today, or only sent out Monday?

I know I might be overthinking something silly or small but I am in anxiety mode @_@


Me too...I feel like I'm having heart palpitations. This is gonna be a long weekend of anxiety

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby SailorCupcake » Fri May 17, 2019 12:42 pm

Me too. When I saw the update on COA's page I started shaking.

I'm just now calming down.

Every new email I get is a heart palpitation! Ugh.

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby St0pI'mC0nfused » Fri May 17, 2019 12:58 pm

SailorCupcake wrote:So... do you think there's a chance some will be sent out today, or only sent out Monday?

I know I might be overthinking something silly or small but I am in anxiety mode @_@


I mean...perhaps, but I think it was just poor sentence structure (i.e. should have read: "applicants will receive an email with their pass/fail results on Monday, May 20, 2019 by 5:00pm").

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby SailorCupcake » Fri May 17, 2019 1:04 pm

That's what I figured. I'm still somewhat apprehensive since COA hasn't been the most forthcoming or accurate (when November's list was supposed to go up at 5pm but was up at 1pm).

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby bardc123 » Sun May 19, 2019 6:30 pm

Good luck to everyone tomorrow. Hoping that we all get good news

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby supermario26 » Sun May 19, 2019 11:23 pm

Post as you get emails, guys! I'm trying to brace myself for an email at literally any point during the day.

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby bardc123 » Sun May 19, 2019 11:32 pm

supermario26 wrote:Post as you get emails, guys! I'm trying to brace myself for an email at literally any point during the day.



I'm guessing they will send an email sometime in the afternoon...like anytime from 1pm to 5pm. Some of my friends who took DC previously found out in that time frame.

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby SailorCupcake » Mon May 20, 2019 9:53 am

I'm such an anxious wreck....every time my phone lights up, I jump and adrenaline starts pumping

Ughhhh. I know it's more likely than not we'll hear in the afternoon, but.... :(

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby St0pI'mC0nfused » Mon May 20, 2019 10:06 am

SailorCupcake wrote:I'm such an anxious wreck....every time my phone lights up, I jump and adrenaline starts pumping

Ughhhh. I know it's more likely than not we'll hear in the afternoon, but.... :(


God, I know..I knew I should have taken off today; I'm not going to get any work done... :lol:

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby bardc123 » Mon May 20, 2019 10:24 am

SailorCupcake wrote:I'm such an anxious wreck....every time my phone lights up, I jump and adrenaline starts pumping

Ughhhh. I know it's more likely than not we'll hear in the afternoon, but.... :(



I feel your pain. I'm having chest pains from this whole nightmare of waiting. I disabled my phone notifications and I will check my email later in the afternoon.

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby SailorCupcake » Mon May 20, 2019 12:35 pm

Trying to stay strong. Has anyone heard anything from anyone they know? So far, everyone I know is just waiting...

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby jiminy » Mon May 20, 2019 2:44 pm

I bet they don't send them out until 4:55 because they don't want to deal with the phone calls.

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby SailorCupcake » Mon May 20, 2019 3:01 pm

jiminy wrote:I bet they don't send them out until 4:55 because they don't want to deal with the phone calls.


^^^ 99% sure this is what will happen

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby sleeplessindc » Mon May 20, 2019 3:03 pm

I think there's a good chance that they'll blow past their 5pm deadline today.

The week before the February exam, they had posted a notice on the website (which they have since removed) indicating that they would email admissions tickets by 6pm on February 19. They failed to do this, at least for me. In fact, I did not receive my admissions ticket email until February 21 -- two days later. (Yes, you can imagine the panicked scrambling.)

Today feels eerily and frustratingly similar.

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby bardc123 » Mon May 20, 2019 3:39 pm

sleeplessindc wrote:I think there's a good chance that they'll blow past their 5pm deadline today.

The week before the February exam, they had posted a notice on the website (which they have since removed) indicating that they would email admissions tickets by 6pm on February 19. They failed to do this, at least for me. In fact, I did not receive my admissions ticket email until February 21 -- two days later. (Yes, you can imagine the panicked scrambling.)

Today feels eerily and frustratingly similar.



Yes that happened to me as well with the admission ticket in Feb. I am just hoping that we find out today. I don't even care if it's after 5pm. I just want the torture of waiting to be done with.

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby SailorCupcake » Mon May 20, 2019 3:51 pm

Has anyone called them or heard anything ? I had a theory that they'd send one group of emails out, then the other.....but I'm trying to predict the unpredictable

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby sleeplessindc » Mon May 20, 2019 4:23 pm

I finally got the email -- and I passed! Thank heavens. I'm so relieved.

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby SailorCupcake » Mon May 20, 2019 4:37 pm

Got my email and I passed! Congrats to all!!!

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby jht3iii » Mon May 20, 2019 4:47 pm

Has anyone not received their score yet? I'm still waiting and the wait is brutal



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