Ill. Sup. Ct. R. 704A

As amended through May 30, 2024
Rule 704A - Admission by Transferred Uniform Bar Examination Score

An applicant who has taken the Uniform Bar Examination in a jurisdiction other than Illinois and earned or exceeded the scaled total score deemed passing by the Board may be admitted to the practice of law in this state on the following conditions:

(a) The scaled total score was achieved by taking all portions of the Uniform Bar Examination in the same jurisdiction and in the same exam administration and was attained within the four years immediately preceding the date the application for admission in this state is properly submitted.
(b) The applicant meets the educational requirements of Rule 703.
(c) In the event the Board of Admissions to the Bar shall find that an applicant has achieved a passing Uniform Bar Examination score as determined by the Board through transfer from another jurisdiction, a required minimum score on professional responsibility examinations as required, meets the requirements of these rules, and has received from the Committee on Character and Fitness its certification of good moral character and general fitness to practice law, the Board shall certify to the Court that these requirements have been met; the Board may also transmit to the Court any additional information or recommendation it deems appropriate.
(d) The applicant is in good disciplinary standing before the highest court of every jurisdiction in which ever admitted.
(e) A person applying for admission under this Rule shall not be eligible for admission prior to November 7, 2019.
(f) For all persons transferring a Uniform Bar Examination score. the transferred score is valid for four years from date of the properly submitted application for admission with a transferred Uniform Bar Examination score. An applicant for admission under this Rule who is not admitted to practice in Illinois within four years of that date must either:
i) repeat and pass the Illinois bar examination after filing the requisite character and fitness and bar examination applications, and paying the foes therefor, in accordance with Rule 706, or
ii) submit a transferred Uniform Bar Examination score attained after the expiration of the previously submitted score.

Ill. Sup. Ct. R. 704A

Adopted June 8, 2018, effective 1/1/2019.