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SCR 2.090. Admission by Transferred Uniform Bar Examination Score

Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of the Supreme CourtEffective: September 1, 2020

Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of the Supreme Court
II Admission of Persons to Practice Law (Refs & Annos)
Effective: September 1, 2020
Rules of the Supreme Court (SCR), Rule 2.090
SCR 2.090. Admission by Transferred Uniform Bar Examination Score
(1) A person who meets all requirements of subparagraphs (a) through (j) of paragraph 2 of this Rule may be admitted to the practice of law in Kentucky.
(2) The applicant shall submit evidence to the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions that he or she:
(a) has earned a UBE score 266 or higher in five or fewer attempts on the UBE taken in any jurisdiction;
(b) earned the score required in subparagraph (2)(a) in an administration of the UBE that occurred within five years of the date of application for admission pursuant to this Rule;
(c) intends to engage in the practice of law in Kentucky as set out in SCR 2.013;
(d) meets the educational requirements set out in SCR 2.014;
(e) has achieved the required score on the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination as set out SCR 2.015;
(f) has successfully completed the Kentucky Law Component as set out in SCR 2.017;
(g) is a member in good standing in all jurisdictions where the applicant has been admitted;
(h) is not currently subject to lawyer discipline or the subject of a pending disciplinary complaint or matter in any jurisdiction;
(i) possesses the good character and fitness to practice law in Kentucky as determined by the Character and Fitness Committee; and
(j) certifies that he or she has read, is familiar with, and will follow the Kentucky Rules of Professional Conduct.
(3) The application for Admission by Transferred Uniform Bar Examination Score shall be filed with the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions on a verified form approved by the Board. The application shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable fee of $875 for applicants whose UBE score was reported not more than 12 months before the application date, as measured from the date the score was released by the National Conference of Bar Examiners, and $1,200 for applicants whose UBE score was reported more than 12 months before the application date, along with written confirmation issued by the National Conference of Bar Examiners that the applicant has submitted a request for an Official UBE Transcript to be sent directly to Kentucky. An applicant shall file with the Character and Fitness Committee such other affidavits, certificates, documents and materials as shall be required to satisfy the Committee, pursuant to SCR 2.040, of the applicant's good moral character and fitness to be a member of the bar of this state.
(4) The Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions shall begin accepting applications under this rule as of January 1, 2021.

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HISTORY: Adopted by Order 2020-60, eff. 9-1-20
Note: Former Rules of Appellate Procedure (RAP) were amended and redesignated as Rules of the Supreme Court (SCR) by Order of the Supreme Court effective January 1, 1978. Prior Rules of the Court of Appeals (RCA) had been redesignated as Rules of Appellate Procedure effective March 12, 1976.
Sup. Ct. Rules, Rule 2.090, KY ST S CT Rule 2.090
Current with amendments received through November 1, 2020.
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