RE: Amendment to the Rules of the Board of Law Examiners
Effective September 1, 2003, this Court made extensive amendments to Rule 402, SCACR, relating to admission to practice law. One change established new deadlines for bar examination applicants requesting special accommodations. Rule 402(d)(3), SCACR. The Board of Law Examiners requests permission to amend its rules to reflect the new deadlines.
The Board’s motion is granted. Accordingly, Section B.2(c) of the Rules of the Board of Law Examiners (contained in Appendix A to Part IV of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules) is amended to read: “An applicant must submit a written request for special testing accommodations on forms prescribed by the Board no later than November 1st for the February examination and April 1st for the July examination. This filing deadline may be extended upon good cause as determined by the Chairman of the Board.”
In addition, Section B.3(b) of the Rules of the Board of Law Examiners (contained in Appendix A to Part IV of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules) is amended to read: “At the request of a blind or sight impaired applicant, the Board may provide the examination in braille or in large print; provided, the request is made no later than November 1st for the February exam and April 1st for the July exam.”
s/Jean H. Toal C.J.
s/James E. Moore J.
s/John H. Waller, Jr. J.
s/E. C. Burnett, III J.
s/Costa M. Pleicones J.
Columbia, South Carolina
February 20, 2004