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Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby anandamide » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:51 pm

I don't see a thread for the February 2019 DC Bar Exam takers.

Thoughts? Worries? When will this mess be over? Somebody hold me. :|

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby supermario26 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:57 pm

I think they said the first or second week of May. The wait is pretty terrible.

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby anandamide » Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:14 pm

supermario26 wrote:I think they said the first or second week of May. The wait is pretty terrible.


omg. who said that?

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby supermario26 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:57 pm

I vaguely remember on the second day when the proctors were collecting scantrons that the lady on the microphone said first/second week of May.

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby Biskei » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:01 pm

Looks like DC and NJ are still waiting for results :cry: this is absolute torture.

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby Natasha_DC2019 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:02 pm

I spoke to a woman from the admissions committee. Apparently, they won't be released until "after the middle of May". That is the exact response I received. :-(

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby anandamide » Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:00 pm

Natasha_DC2019 wrote:I spoke to a woman from the admissions committee. Apparently, they won't be released until "after the middle of May". That is the exact response I received. :-(


what the F###!!!! :evil:

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby sleeplessindc » Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:55 pm

Natasha_DC2019 wrote:I spoke to a woman from the admissions committee. Apparently, they won't be released until "after the middle of May". That is the exact response I received. :-(


I wouldn't be surprised if DC is dead last this year and takes nearly three months, especially if it's still digging out from the December 2018 government shutdown. According to JD Advising, these states have already released results:

https://www.jdadvising.com/february-201 ... -by-state/
4/1: Illinois

4/3: Indiana, North Carolina, West Virginia

4/5: Kansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma, New Mexico

4/10 Idaho

4/12: Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Utah, Wyoming

4/15: Florida, North Dakota, Vermont, Washington

4/16: Arkansas

4/18: Iowa

4/19: Alabam, South Carolina

4/24: New York

4/25: Michigan

4/26: Connecticut, Lousiana, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oregon

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby bardc123 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:34 pm

I am having PTSD from thinking about this exam. It is pure torture.

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby anandamide » Wed May 01, 2019 3:12 pm

swearing in is 6/6/19, they just announced it. :shock:

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby sleeplessindc » Fri May 03, 2019 7:36 am

anandamide wrote:swearing in is 6/6/19, they just announced it. :shock:


FYI this is not for February 2019 bar exam takers. It's for people who passed and got certified last year: "The Court of Appeals has rescheduled the formal swearing in ceremonies originally scheduled for January 25, 2019. The new date is June 6, 2019." https://www.dccourts.gov/court-of-appea ... admissions

DC's late filing deadline for the July 2019 exam is May 19, 2019. I bet DC will wait until the end to release February 2019 results, like on May 17 (Friday).

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby supermario26 » Sat May 11, 2019 6:54 pm

Natasha_DC2019 wrote:I spoke to a woman from the admissions committee. Apparently, they won't be released until "after the middle of May". That is the exact response I received. :-(


Called on Friday and got the same exact response. You'll find out "after the middle of May." Hopefully late this week?

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby supermario26 » Thu May 16, 2019 11:56 am

Anyone hear anything? This wait is pretty brutal, especially without having a known date/time.

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby Olivia049 » Thu May 16, 2019 12:24 pm

supermario26 wrote:Anyone hear anything? This wait is pretty brutal, especially without having a known date/time.


So brutal. Called last week and got the same "mid-May" response others received. CA and GA are releasing results on Friday. If DC doesn't release by then I think it will be the only jurisdiction that hasn't released results...

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby sleeplessindc » Thu May 16, 2019 1:56 pm

DC is the only jurisdiction that has not yet released results or announced when it will release results. It will be the last jurisdiction to do so. Dead last.

(HI, AK, and SD have released results. GA and CA are releasing tomorrow. https://twitter.com/BarProfessors and https://www.jdadvising.com/february-201 ... -by-state/.)

So what are the odds that DC doesn't even release results this week?

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby bardc123 » Thu May 16, 2019 6:30 pm

Does anyone know if DC will actually post a notice letting us know of the actual release date? I called the past two days and no one picked up the phone.

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby bardc123 » Thu May 16, 2019 6:33 pm

sleeplessindc wrote:DC is the only jurisdiction that has not yet released results or announced when it will release results. It will be the last jurisdiction to do so. Dead last.

(HI, AK, and SD have released results. GA and CA are releasing tomorrow. https://twitter.com/BarProfessors and https://www.jdadvising.com/february-201 ... -by-state/.)

So what are the odds that DC doesn't even release results this week?



According to previous posts about finding out after mid May, it could be anytime next week or last week of May.

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby anandamide » Thu May 16, 2019 6:35 pm

im gonna bet with closer to June, like i had heard before :roll:

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby Eiocerkins » Thu May 16, 2019 7:52 pm

Longtime lurker here...I called today about 50 times until I finally got someone on the phone. They told me that they are "still getting everything together" and that I should keep on checking the website "over the next week or so."

Y'all, this is absolutely ridiculous. If you are mad or frustrated, know that I am too and I'm here with you in solidarity. I recommend that anyone contemplating taking the DC bar now or in the future simply doesn't. This office is woefully incompetent. It needs to be said. There is absolutely no legitimate reason why we should have to wait until close to June - eight weeks before the next test - to get these results.

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby bardc123 » Thu May 16, 2019 11:04 pm

Eiocerkins wrote:Longtime lurker here...I called today about 50 times until I finally got someone on the phone. They told me that they are "still getting everything together" and that I should keep on checking the website "over the next week or so."

Y'all, this is absolutely ridiculous. If you are mad or frustrated, know that I am too and I'm here with you in solidarity. I recommend that anyone contemplating taking the DC bar now or in the future simply doesn't. This office is woefully incompetent. It needs to be said. There is absolutely no legitimate reason why we should have to wait until close to June - eight weeks before the next test - to get these results.



Did the person say if there was going to be a notice ahead of time telling us exactly which day to look? I feel like I need to be mentally prepared for the actual release date. Maybe I'm just weird like that lol

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby supermario26 » Fri May 17, 2019 1:43 am

bardc123 wrote:
Eiocerkins wrote:Longtime lurker here...I called today about 50 times until I finally got someone on the phone. They told me that they are "still getting everything together" and that I should keep on checking the website "over the next week or so."

Y'all, this is absolutely ridiculous. If you are mad or frustrated, know that I am too and I'm here with you in solidarity. I recommend that anyone contemplating taking the DC bar now or in the future simply doesn't. This office is woefully incompetent. It needs to be said. There is absolutely no legitimate reason why we should have to wait until close to June - eight weeks before the next test - to get these results.



Did the person say if there was going to be a notice ahead of time telling us exactly which day to look? I feel like I need to be mentally prepared for the actual release date. Maybe I'm just weird like that lol


I finally got through to someone right before they closed. The lady I spoke with said that the scores would be released by 5/24 but wouldn't give any further specifics. I guess that'll make Memorial Day Weekend an even better weekend to drink heavily regardless of the outcome.

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby Eiocerkins » Fri May 17, 2019 4:38 am

bardc123 wrote:
Eiocerkins wrote:Longtime lurker here...I called today about 50 times until I finally got someone on the phone. They told me that they are "still getting everything together" and that I should keep on checking the website "over the next week or so."

Y'all, this is absolutely ridiculous. If you are mad or frustrated, know that I am too and I'm here with you in solidarity. I recommend that anyone contemplating taking the DC bar now or in the future simply doesn't. This office is woefully incompetent. It needs to be said. There is absolutely no legitimate reason why we should have to wait until close to June - eight weeks before the next test - to get these results.



Did the person say if there was going to be a notice ahead of time telling us exactly which day to look? I feel like I need to be mentally prepared for the actual release date. Maybe I'm just weird like that lol


No, they didn't. The person on the phone told me they could not provide any additional information. But I completely agree - an actual release date would mean I can stop refreshing their home page lol

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby sleeplessindc » Fri May 17, 2019 8:40 am

Eiocerkins wrote:Longtime lurker here...I called today about 50 times until I finally got someone on the phone. They told me that they are "still getting everything together" and that I should keep on checking the website "over the next week or so."

Y'all, this is absolutely ridiculous. If you are mad or frustrated, know that I am too and I'm here with you in solidarity. I recommend that anyone contemplating taking the DC bar now or in the future simply doesn't. This office is woefully incompetent. It needs to be said. There is absolutely no legitimate reason why we should have to wait until close to June - eight weeks before the next test - to get these results.


I'm just at a loss to understand why this state bar is struggling so much with the basics. Returning results in a timely fashion is a basic competency. (This long of a wait basically screws over people who didn't pass and would've taken the July exam.) Responding to inquiries is a basic competency. Announcing release dates -- so people will stop making inquiry calls they have to deal with -- is a basic competency.

Applicants have been complaining about the DC Bar for a long time, not just since last December's federal shutdown. Even after the shutdown, the Bar's staff should have known exactly what their workload is and how to adjust for it. The DC Bar isn't some start-up with wildly fluctuating or unpredictable work demands. People's livelihoods and careers are on the line. This situation is beyond frustrating.

Is the issue that they don't have enough funding for enough staff? (Even though each applicant pays a substantial amount for the privilege of applying, so the increase in the number of applications does come with more funding?) I hope journalists do more reporting on what's happening.

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby bardc123 » Fri May 17, 2019 9:39 am

sleeplessindc wrote:
Eiocerkins wrote:Longtime lurker here...I called today about 50 times until I finally got someone on the phone. They told me that they are "still getting everything together" and that I should keep on checking the website "over the next week or so."

Y'all, this is absolutely ridiculous. If you are mad or frustrated, know that I am too and I'm here with you in solidarity. I recommend that anyone contemplating taking the DC bar now or in the future simply doesn't. This office is woefully incompetent. It needs to be said. There is absolutely no legitimate reason why we should have to wait until close to June - eight weeks before the next test - to get these results.


I'm just at a loss to understand why this state bar is struggling so much with the basics. Returning results in a timely fashion is a basic competency. (This long of a wait basically screws over people who didn't pass and would've taken the July exam.) Responding to inquiries is a basic competency. Announcing release dates -- so people will stop making inquiry calls they have to deal with -- is a basic competency.

Applicants have been complaining about the DC Bar for a long time, not just since last December's federal shutdown. Even after the shutdown, the Bar's staff should have known exactly what their workload is and how to adjust for it. The DC Bar isn't some start-up with wildly fluctuating or unpredictable work demands. People's livelihoods and careers are on the line. This situation is beyond frustrating.

Is the issue that they don't have enough funding for enough staff? (Even though each applicant pays a substantial amount for the privilege of applying, so the increase in the number of applications does come with more funding?) I hope journalists do more reporting on what's happening.



I agree with this 100%. Even NY which had multiple testing locations released results by late April.

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Re: Feb 2019 DC Bar

Postby jpeters » Fri May 17, 2019 10:20 am

Dito to the above post. This is pretty ridiculous. Some bar prep programs are about to begin for July bar already. Many applicants are currently in the situation of having potential employers waiting to hear whether or not they passed the bar. For those in that situation that do not pass, they literally have an almost instant turn around time of having to tell the potential employer they did not pass and need to take the July bar. This not only jeopardizes that potential employment but also, given how late results are being released, means that they are going through that after a bar prep program for the next exam has already begun and they are now starting off late on. This, of course, does not even take into account that someone in that situation would also need to go through the process reapplying and all the other logistics of taking the bar again. Not sure what it will take for DC to change this, but something needs to happen.



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