(a) Right to examination.

(1) An applicant who otherwise qualifies for admission to the Bar is entitled to be examined as provided under this section.

(2) Notwithstanding § 10-207(c) of this subtitle, an individual under the age of 18 years may take the examination.

(b) Time and place of examination. - Subject to the rules adopted by the Court of Appeals, the Board periodically shall give examinations to applicants at the times and places that the Board determines.

(c) Notice of examination. - The Board shall give each applicant notice of the time and place of examination.

(d) Subjects and method of examination. - Subject to the rules adopted by the Court of Appeals, the Board shall determine the subjects, scope, and form of and the passing score for examinations.

(e) Examination results. - The Board shall report to the Court of Appeals:

(1) the results of each examination that the Board gives; and

(2) recommendations about the character and reputation of each applicant who passes the examination.


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