R.I. Brd. Bar Exam. R. Prac. Admiss. Examin. 1

As amended through November 8, 2023
Rule 1 - COMPOSITION AND SCOPE OF THE BOARD OF BAR EXAMINERS
a.Powers and Duties of the Board. The Board of Bar Examiners (the "Board") shall have the duties and powers set forth in Article II, Rule 6(b) of the Rhode Island Supreme Court Rules (the "Court Rules").
b.Members. Members of the Board shall be appointed and serve terms in accordance with Article II, Rule 6(a) of the Supreme Court Rules, or as otherwise ordered by the Rhode Island Supreme Court (the "Court").
c.Chair. The Board shall elect a Chair from its own membership to serve a two (2) year term commencing in the January of odd-numbered years. Elections shall be held during the second year of the current Chair's term at the Board's annual fall meeting. Members eligible for election shall have been members for three (3) years from the date of their appointment to the Board.
d.Meetings. The Board shall hold regular meetings at a time and place to be determined by the Board. Special meetings may be held upon reasonable notice at such time and place to be determined by the Chair. Six (6) members shall constitute a quorum of the Board. A majority of the members present at a meeting at which a quorum is present shall be required for action by the Board.
e.Committee on Character and Fitness Member. Pursuant to Article II, Rule 4(b)(1) of the Supreme Court Rules, one (1) member of the Board, to be selected by the Board and approved by the Court, shall serve as a member of the Committee on Character and Fitness (the "Committee"). The designated Board member shall be subject to the term limits for members of the Committee set forth in Article II, Rule 4(b)(4).
f.Compensation and Expenses. As set forth in Article II, Rule 6(a), members of the Board shall serve without compensation. Any expenses or costs incurred by the Board, its agents or employees in discharging their duties shall be paid by the Court.
g. To avoid confusion with reference to the Rules of Admission set forth in Article II of the Supreme Court Rules, these Board Rules of Practice shall be referred to and cited as "Rules of Practice" or "Practice Rules."
h. These Rules of Practice set forth the requirements for admission to the Rhode Island Bar pursuant to Article II, Rules 1 (Admission on Examination), 1B (Admission on Transferred UBE Score), and 2(a) (Attorney admission on examination).

R.I. Brd. Bar Exam. R. Prac. Admiss. Examin. 1

Amended effective 3/5/2019.