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REQUESTING ADA TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ALL ADA FORMS

 

Bar ExaminationDeadline
FebruaryDecember 1
JulyMay 1

 

 

INITIAL PETITION FOR TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it is the policy of the Georgia Board of Bar Examiners (Board) to provide accommodations in testing conditions for the bar examination to applicants with disabilities, to the extent such accommodations are timely requested, reasonable, not unduly burdensome, consistent with the nature and purpose of the examination, and necessitated by the applicant's disability. All requests for accommodations under the ADA must be made on the appropriate ADA Forms. All first-time requests for testing accommodations must include the following four components and are not considered submitted until all the required components are received by the Office of Bar Admissions.

 

  1. Petition for Testing Accommodations - FORM A (Must be completed by the Applicant).
     
  2. Certificate of Medical/Psychological Authority - FORM B (Must be completed by a Physician, Psychologist or Professional licensed to diagnose and treat the applicant's disability).


    NOTE:
      A petition for accommodations WILL NOT be considered if FORM B is not completed by the provider and returned to the Office of Bar Admissions by the posted deadline. Please note that the Board requires recent testing and/or evaluations to be submitted with Form B–typically within the past five years for any attention/learning/psychological disabilities and within the past one year for non-permanent physical/visual/hearing disabilities.

  3. Certificate of Accommodations - FORM C (Must be completed by an Official from the Applicant's undergraduate or graduate institution; an Official of a national standardized examination, e.g. ACT; SAT; or LSAT, on which the Applicant received testing accommodations; or an Employer who provided the Applicant with accommodations). Applicant must provide certificates for all previous accommodations granted during his/her undergraduate or graduate studies and prior employment.

     

  4. Authorization for Release of Information - FORM D (Completed by the Applicant authorizing the release of records from the Applicant’s medical and/or psychological treatment providers for the purpose of determining whether the Applicant is a qualified individual with a disability).

     

Submit all forms and documentation together in ONE submission either by mail or by attaching the submission in a single PDF to an email directed to:

Rebecca Mick, Assistant Director
Supreme Court of Georgia
Office of Bar Admissions
Nathan Deal Judicial Center
330 Capitol Avenue, SE, Suite L200
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
mickr@gasupreme.us

 

RENEWED PETITION FOR TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS

If you were approved for ADA testing accommodations on a prior Georgia Bar exam and wish to receive the same accommodations, you must submit a Renewed Petition for Testing Accommodations (Form E) by the deadline stated above. Please complete the form by listing the accommodations you were previously granted.

If you wish to apply for accommodations beyond what was previously granted, you must submit a new Petition for ADA testing accommodations (including Forms A, B, C and D).

If you were approved for ADA testing accommodations on a prior Georgia Bar exam and wish to receive the same accommodations, you must submit a Renewed Petition for Testing Accommodations (Form E) by the deadline stated above. Please complete the form by listing the accommodations you were previously granted.

Please note that based upon the date of the latest submitted evaluation or testing performed by your treatment care provider, you may be asked to submit more recent testing or evaluations in order to continue to receive accommodations.

Questions regarding the Board’s Testing Accommodations Policy should be directed to Rebecca Mick at mickr@gasupreme.us or (404) 656-2003.