The Message Center is on your Candidate Home page below 'Application Status.' It may be necessary to scroll down the page to see it. Message titles appearing in red indicate a message that has been unread. To send a new message, click on the 'Create New Message' button.
Some law schools will not provide the Certificate of Graduation directly to the applicant. If we receive your certificate directly from your law school, you do not need to upload a copy into your application. The hard copy document will be reviewed and a status will be noted in the 'Documents' section of your application.
If a document status indicates 'no file' it means the document has not been uploaded to your application. In most cases ‘no file’ means your application is incomplete. However, Certificates of law school graduation are often sent directly to our office by the issuing law school. Graduation certificates are not completed by the law school until after the date of graduation. The status of this document will be updated to show 'approved' when this document requirement has been completed.
Complete an application amendment form (found on your candidate home page) and upload it to your application. You must complete a new amendment form every time you report a change to any information previously provided in your application.
Supplemental documentation (driving records, certificates of good standing, marital documents, etc.) are not subject to the initial filing deadlines and may be submitted at a later date without penalty. However, they are required for completion of your background investigation. Any delay in submission of these documents may result in a delay in your admission to practice law.
You must submit a Law School Graduation Certificate completed by the Dean or Registrar of your law school and a complete set of fingerprints that precisely follow the instructions for submitting fingerprint cards. You must also submit a completed Ethnic Survey form and a photo that precisely follows the photo requirements set forth in the application instructions.
You will be cleared to sit for the exam when all required documents have been submitted, reviewed and approved by staff. This may take several weeks following receipt. All exam applications will be reviewed for eligibility to sit for the exam prior to the date admission badges are issued.
See the Documents FAQs for more information about the meaning of the various statuses.
Once a particular document is received and reviewed by staff a status will be set in the “Required Documents” section of your application. The status is reflected in the Status column of this section. The statuses will change as each document is reviewed. Please allow ample time for reviewing and processing all documents. Once your application and documentation are reviewed, you will be notified if anything further is required.
Current employers are contacted in order to verify employment. It is required for On Motion and UBE Score Transfer applicants. If this is a concern, you may for your current employer ONLY, select the “Do Not Contact This Employer" option when completing the employment section of the application. Ultimately, the employer will be contacted, but the Office of Attorney Admissions strives to coordinate the timing of this contact with you.
The term "locality' generally refers to a state or geographic area within an approximate 300-mile radius. Most often, multiple cities can be consolidated into one locality.
Click on Profile, then Edit. From there you can update all of your current contact information.