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Rules of the Board of Law Examiners - Appendix A, Scacr

Supreme Court of South Carolina

August 1, 2019

Rules of the Board of Law Examiners - Appendix A, SCACR

          ORDER

          Donald W. Beatty C.J.

         The Board of Law Examiners requests the Court approve its proposed amendments to the Rules of the Board of Law Examiners found at Appendix A to Part IV of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules. Pursuant to Rule 402(k)(3), this Court approves the Board of Law Examiners' proposed amendments to the Rules of the Board of Law Examiners. Appendix A to Part IV, SCACR, shall state as follows:

RULES OF THE BOARD OF LAW EXAMINERS (Promulgated Pursuant to Rule 402(k)(3) of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules (SCACR))

         SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS FOR DISABLED APPLICANTS.

         1. Policy. It is the policy of the Board of Law Examiners (the Board) of the State of South Carolina to provide reasonable accommodations for disabled applicants including persons with learning disabilities and persons with health impairments. The bar examination will be administered to all eligible applicants in a manner that does not discriminate against those applicants with disabilities.

         2. Application Procedure.

(a) Persons needing special accommodations on examinations should make a written request to the Board to obtain the necessary information, procedures and written forms. Appropriate current documentation is required by the Board.
(b) Upon written request to the Board, the manner in which the examination is administered to an applicant may be modified while maintaining the security and integrity of the examination.
(c) 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.
(d) Applicants must submit a current medical verification prepared by a licensed professional qualified to diagnose such disability who can describe the nature and extent of the disability. Applicants must submit all medical information to be considered by the Board with their written request.
(e) The Board may require the applicant to provide additional information in support of the applicant's request. This information may include, but is not limited to, information concerning special accommodations provided during the applicant's law school education including certification from official representatives of the school where such accommodations were provided. The Board may also require the applicant to undergo a physical/psychological examination to be conducted by a licensed professional designated by the Board verifying the nature and extent of the impairment. The Board may also appoint an expert to analyze the documentation submitted by the applicant and to make a recommendation to the Board concerning appropriate accommodations.
(f)In addition, an applicant seeking special testing accommodations due to a learning disability or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder must provide appropriate documentation provided by a licensed professional qualified to diagnose such disability including, but not limited to, a licensed physician, learning disability specialist or psychologist. Learning disability and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder evaluations must meet all requirements stated on the Board's written forms and should be completed or updated within the past three (3) years. An updated evaluation does not necessarily need to be a full, comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, but must provide information concerning relevant treatment, course of condition, current impairment, and rationale for current accommodation requests. The previous comprehensive diagnostic evaluation must be submitted with the updated evaluation. It is the applicant's responsibility to insure the Board is provided with a complete record fully demonstrating the existence and extent of impairment.

         3. General Standards and Procedures.

(a) Depending on the nature and extent of an applicant's disability, the exam may be administered to the applicant in a separate room. Applicants assigned to a separate testing room will be monitored by a ...

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