Atlanta September 26, 2002
The Honorable Supreme Court met pursuant to adjournment.
The following order was passed:
It is ordered that Part B, Section 4(c) of the Rules Governing Admission to the Practice of Law be amended to read as follows:
(c) An applicant shall not be permitted to take the examination unless evidence is first received directly from the schools involved showing that he or she meets the educational requirements of these Rules. It is the responsibility of the applicant alone to insure that the evidence is received prior to the examination. The form of evidence shall be an official transcript from the college or university that awarded the undergraduate degree and a transcript from the law school that awarded the J.D. degree; in lieu of an official transcript of legal studies an applicant who has graduated within the six months prior to the date of the examination he or she wishes to take shall cause his or her law school to submit a certification to the effect that he or she has graduated within the six months prior to the date of the examination he or she seeks to take. However, a final transcript indicating the award of the JD degree and the date awarded must be received prior to the release of grades.