RULE 1:24. Bar Examinations; Qualifications For Admission To Examination

1:24-1. Bar Examinations

(a) Time and Place. Two examinations shall be held annually at such times and places and of such duration as the Board shall determine, subject to the approval of the Supreme Court.

(b) Application; Fee; Fingerprints. Each applicant shall give written notice to the Board of the applicant's intention to sit for a bar examination. The Board shall, subject to the approval of the Supreme Court, establish deadlines for the filing of notices of intention and all application materials. Each applicant shall be fingerprinted prior to taking the examination in accordance with rules prescribed by the Board and shall pay the required fees established by the Board, with the approval of the Supreme Court, to the secretary.

Note: Source-R.R. 1:19-2(a) (c), 1:19-4. Paragraph (b) amended April 2, 1973 to be effective immediately; paragraph (c) adopted July 24, 1978 to be effective September 11, 1978; paragraphs (b) and (c) amended October 18, 1979 to be effective immediately; paragraph (c) deleted September 21, 1981 to be effective immediately; paragraph (b) caption and text amended November 7, 1988 to be effective January 2, 1989; paragraph (b) amended March 15, 1989, to be effective immediately.

1:24-2. Qualification for Admission to Examination

No person shall be admitted to the bar examination without first presenting to the Board, in the manner described by its rules:

No person shall be admitted to the bar examination without first presenting to the Board, in the manner prescribed by its rules:

(a) Satisfactory evidence that the applicant is more than 18 years of age;

(b) Certification by a duly authorized officer of the applicant's law school that it is approved by the American Bar Association and that it has awarded the applicant a Juris Doctor degree or its equivalent.

(c) Satisfactory evidence that the applicant is a member of the bar in good standing in every other jurisdiction which has ever admitted the applicant to practice.

Note: Source-R.R. 1:20-1, 1:20-1A, 1:20-2(a), 1:20-3, 1:20-4, 1:22-2. Paragraph (b) amended and paragraph (e) adopted April 2, 1973 to be effective immediately; paragraph (a) amended September 19, 1973 to be effective immediately; former paragraph (b) deleted, former paragraphs (c), (d) and (e) redesignated (b), (c) and (d) and paragraph (d) amended July 24, 1978to be effective September 11, 1978; paragraph (d) deleted September 21, 1981 to be effective immediately; (d) deleted September 21, 1981 to be effective immediately; introductory paragraph and paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) amended July 13, 1994; paragraph (b) amended July 10, 1998 to be effective September 1, 1998.
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