IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIANA
ORDER AMENDING RULES FOR ADMISSION TO THE BAR AND DISCIPLINE OF ATTORNEYS
Under the authority vested in this Court pursuant to Article 7, Section 4 of the Constitution of Indiana to exercise original jurisdiction in the admission to the practice of law and the discipline or disbarment of those admitted, Rules 14, 17, 18, 19 and 23 of the Indiana Rules for Admission to the Bar and Discipline of Attorneys are amended to read as follow (deletions shown by striking and new text shown by underlining):

Rule 14. Review

Review of final action by the State Board of Law Examiners shall be as follows:

Section ( 1 ) . No appeal to The the State Board of Law Examiners shall adopt be permitted such procedure for review upon the failure of an the applicant, aggrieved by failure of said board to award said applicant a satisfactory grade upon applicant's to pass the first or second examination as shall be approved by said board, and the decision by said board shall be final; and no appeal to the Supreme Court shall be permitted upon the failure of the applicant to pass the first or second examination.

Section ( 2 ) . The State Board of Law Examiners shall adopt such procedure for review of an applicant, aggrieved by failure of said board to award said applicant a satisfactory grade upon any third examination, as shall be approved by the Supreme Court of Indiana; and no appeal to the Supreme Court shall be permitted upon the failure of the applicant to pass the third examination.

Section (2) 3. The State Board of Law Examiners shall adopt such procedure for review of an applicant, aggrieved by failure of said board to award said applicant a satisfactory grade upon any re-examination the fourth or fifth examination, as shall be approved by the Supreme Court of Indiana. Any applicant aggrieved by the final review action of said board, in refusing to recommend to the Supreme Court of Indiana the admission of the applicant to practice law in Indiana by reason of applicant's failure to pass the written examination upon any re-examination the fourth or fifth examination, may within twenty (20) days of such final determination by said board, file a petition with said board for review of the same by the Supreme Court; whereupon, the secretary Executive Director of said board shall, within five (5) days thereafter, transmit to the Supreme Court, the file relating to such applicant's written examination, including the transcript of record of all actions by the State Board of Law Examiners relating thereto, and the Court shall enter such order as in its judgment is proper, which shall thereupon become final.

Section (3 ) 4. Any applicant aggrieved by the final action of the State Board of Law Examiners in refusing to recommend to the Supreme Court of Indiana the admission of the applicant to practice law in Indiana for any reason other than the failure to pass any examination as set forth in paragraphs 14 sections (1), and 14(2), and (3) may, within twenty (20) days of receipt of notification setting forth the reason for refusal, which notice shall be sent to the applicant by certified mail with return receipt requested, file a petition with the Supreme Court of Indiana requesting review by this Court of such final determination, and setting forth specifically therein the reasons, in fact or law, assigned as error in the Board's determination, and the Court may order further consideration of the application, in which event the State Board of Law Examiners shall promptly transmit to the Court the complete file relating to such applicant and his or her application, including the transcript of the record of any hearing held by the State Board of Law Examiners relating thereto, and the Court shall enter such order as in its judgment is proper, which shall thereupon become final. The petition for review must be accompanied by a fifty dollar ($50.00) filing fee unless the petitioner previously paid an application fee to the State Board of Law Examiners as provided in these rules.

        
Rule 17. Examinations







Section 1. Unless otherwise ordered by the Court, there shall be two (2) bar examinations held annually, in February and July. The examination shall be by printed questions and shall be supervised by the Board as a body; provided, however, that the Board may supplement said written examinations with oral examinations. The number and form of such the questions and the subject matter tested shall be determined by the Board of Law Examiners with the approval of the Supreme Court.    

Section 2. The Board of Law Examiners shall act on and report passing or failing to the applicant on all bar examinations within seventy-five (75) one hundred (100) days after the final day of the examination, and may inform interested news media of the names of the applicants successfully passing the bar examination.
    
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Rule 19. Confidentiality