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Rule 307

Application–Examination Fee

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(a)   Qualifications. An applicant for examination must be at least 18 years old and must be a high school graduate or possess an equivalent education.

(b)   Application and Fee. An application for examination must be on a form approved by the Board and furnished by the Office of Judicial Administration. The application must be received by the Office of Judicial Administration at least 30 days before any regular or special examination and must be accompanied by the following:

(1)   a nonrefundable payment of $125, payable to the Office of Judicial Administration; and

(2)   at least three affidavits or certificates, on forms supplied by the Office of Judicial Administration, from responsible persons unrelated to the applicant by marriage or blood attesting that the applicant is a person of good moral character.

(c)   When Application Valid for Next Examination. If the applicant does not take the examination for which application is made or if the applicant fails to pass the required examination, the original application remains valid for the next ensuing examination if the applicant:

(1)   notifies the Office of Judicial Administration in writing by the submission deadline that the applicant intends to take the examination;

(2)   files with the Office of Judicial Administration an updated application or a letter verifying that the application previously submitted remains current; and

(3)   includes a nonrefundable payment of $125, payable to the Office of Judicial Administration.

[History: Am. effective March 15, 1986; Am. effective November 14, 1988; Am. effective September 5, 1991; Am. effective February 8, 1994; Am effective December 3, 1996; Am. effective October 20, 1999; Am. effective November 30, 2000; Am. effective January 3, 2006; Am. effective January 25, 2016; Am. effective July 1, 2020.]

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