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What categories of conditional admission do your rules permit?
Maine The Board evaluates each applicant’s character and  tness after he or she passes the bar exam. According to the rule, the Board can advise the Court to grant a conditional admission. However, the rule does not state categories of cases in which the Board should recommend a conditional admission.
Puerto Rico Committee on Character evaluates each examinee’s character and  tness after he/she passes the bar exam. According to the rule, the Committee can advise the Court to grant a conditional admission. However, the rule does not state categories of cases in which the Committee should recommend a conditional admission.
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 The Board may postpone determination on an applicant’s  le if the  le contains recent character and  tness issues and a relatively brief record of rehabilitation from past conduct. The period varies but is often 9–12 months in duration. The Board may offer this option to allow the applicant an opportunity to more fully develop and document a history of rehabilitation and evidence that he or she is able to satisfy the essential eligibility requirements for the practice of law at the time the Board considers and makes a  nal determination of the application. An applicant is not required to accept an offer to postpone determination and may request that the Board instead make a determination based upon the evidence that then exists.
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