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Does your jurisdiction have a structured program for deferring admission?
Arkansas Issuance of license may be deferred for up to 2 years pending further evaluation, drug tests, etc.
California California has an abeyance program where an applicant enters into an agreement with the Committee of Bar Examiners for a set period
of time. If an applicant successfully completes the program, it is likely he or she will receive a positive moral character determination without further
hearings.
Minnesota Applicants with alcohol, drug, financial responsibility, or other problems who cannot show rehabilitation, and who would otherwise be
issued a letter of adverse determination based upon misconduct, may postpone Board’s determination for a period of up to 24 months. The Board
will reconsider the application after that period of time.

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