CiviCore Application FAQs
When creating my account I get the message, "Your NCBE number cannot be verified." What does this mean?
We have implemented NCBE number verification with our online application system. If the information in the following fields does not match exactly the information you provided to the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) you will not be able to create a profile in our application system:
- NCBE Number
- First Name
- Middle Name
- Last Name
- Social Security Number
- Date of Birth
- Email Address
Pull up your NCBE profile and enter that information into our online application system so it will match and you can move forward with your application.
Where is the Message Center and how do I send a communication?
The Message Center is on your Candidate Home page below 'Application Status.' It may be necessary to scroll down the page to see it. Message titles appearing in red indicate a message that has been unread. To send a new message, click on the 'Create New Message' button.
What does it mean if my Law School Graduation Certificate indicates 'no file'?
If a document status indicates 'no file' it means the document has not been uploaded to your application. In most cases ‘no file’ means your application is incomplete. However, Certificates of law school graduation are often sent directly to our office by the issuing law school. Graduation certificates are not completed by the law school until after the date of graduation. The status of this document will be updated to show 'approved' when this document requirement has been completed.
Are supplemental documents subject to the application filing deadline?
Supplemental documentation (driving records, certificates of good standing, marital documents, etc.) are not subject to the initial filing deadlines and may be submitted at a later date without penalty. However, they are required for completion of your background investigation. Any delay in submission of these documents may result in a delay in your admission to practice law.
What must I submit to be cleared to sit for the bar exam?
You must submit a Law School Graduation Certificate completed by the Dean or Registrar of your law school and a complete set of fingerprints that precisely follow the instructions for submitting fingerprint cards. You must also submit a completed Ethnic Survey form and a photo that precisely follows the photo requirements set forth in the application instructions.
You will be cleared to sit for the exam when all required documents have been submitted, reviewed and approved by staff. This may take several weeks following receipt. All exam applications will be reviewed for eligibility to sit for the exam prior to the date admission badges are issued.
See the Documents FAQs for more information about the meaning of the various statuses.
How do I know if you received my application and or supplemental documents?
Once a particular document is received and reviewed by staff a status will be set in the “Required Documents” section of your application. The status is reflected in the Status column of this section. The statuses will change as each document is reviewed. Please allow ample time for reviewing and processing all documents. Once your application and documentation are reviewed, you will be notified if anything further is required.
Will my current employer be contacted?
Current employers are contacted in order to verify employment. It is required for On Motion and UBE Score Transfer applicants. If this is a concern, you may for your current employer ONLY, select the “Do Not Contact This Employer" option when completing the employment section of the application. Ultimately, the employer will be contacted, but the Office of Attorney Admissions strives to coordinate the timing of this contact with you.