180 East 5th Street, Suite 950
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101

Phone: (651) 297-1857 | Fax: (651) 297-1196
Email: ble.cle.blc@mbcle.state.mn.us

July 2017 Exam

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Dates
Location
Filing deadlines
Exam timing
Parking
Registration
What to bring
Laptop
Food and beverage
Additional information
Exam results

Dates

July 25 & 26, 2017

Filing deadlines

The timely filing deadline is Wednesday, March 15, 2017.
The late filing deadline is Monday, May 1, 2017. ($150 late filing fee must be included if filing by this date unless you are a repeater. Repeaters do not need to pay the late filing fee and may file up to May 1, 2017.)

(Postmarks are acceptable.)

Location

Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Drive
Brooklyn Center, MN  55430
www.EarleBrown.com

Driving Instructions to Earle Brown Heritage Center.

Exam timing

Tuesday morning doors open: 7:30 a.m.
Tuesday registration: 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. (Allow 20 or 30 minutes to complete registration)
Tuesday morning instructions: 8:40 a.m. (be in your seat)
Tuesday morning session: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (2 MPT questions)
Tuesday afternoon doors open: 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday afternoon instructions: 1:15 p.m. (be in your seat)
Tuesday afternoon session: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (6 MEE questions)

Wednesday morning doors open: 7:30 a.m.
Wednesday registration: 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday morning instructions: 8:40 a.m. (be in your seat)
Wednesday morning session: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (100 MBE questions)
Wednesday afternoon doors open: 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday afternoon instructions: 1:15 p.m. (be in your seat)
Wednesday afternoon session: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (100 MBE questions)

Digital clocks are placed around the room for timekeeping. They are synchronized as close as possible with the official clock, which is located at the Exam Supervisor’s platform. Watches are not permitted.

Parking

There is free parking at the Earle Brown Heritage Center.

Driving Instructions to Earle Brown Heritage Center.

Registration on Exam Days

You must sign-in with the Registrars on both Tuesday and Wednesday

Tuesday

  • Doors open at 7:30
  • Registration is from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
  • You must sign in with the registrars
  • Allow at least 20-30 minutes to complete registration
  • You must bring your ADMISSION TICKET printed from your Applicant Portal on the first day of the exam. You will not be admitted without your Admission Ticket.
  • You must bring your driver’s license or a government issued ID with your picture and signature
  • If you have special permission to bring in otherwise prohibited items, you must present a green admission card (see more info under “What to Bring”)
  • Examinee ID badges are issued at registration. You must wear it throughout the exam.
  • You will go through security screening both days. Please review the permitted items in advance and leave all other items at the unsecured area, in your car, or at home.

Wednesday

  • Doors open at 7:30 a.m.
  • Registration is from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
  • You must sign in with the registrars
  • Allow at least 20-30 minutes to complete registration
  • You must bring your examinee ID badge on the second day of the exam for registration, and wear it throughout the exam
  • You must bring your driver’s license or a government issued ID with your picture and signature
  • You do NOT need to bring your Admission Ticket on Wednesday
  • If you have special permission to bring in otherwise prohibited items, you must present a green admission card (see more info under “What to Bring”)

What to bring

For a list of allowed and prohibited items at the bar exam, click here. If you have any questions, contact our office.

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You may leave prohibited personal items in a designated UNSECURE area outside of the exam room. Leave all valuables at home. The Board of Law Examiners and the Earle Brown Heritage Center authorities assume no responsibility for lost or stolen personal items.

Make sure to bring:

  • Driver’s license or government issued ID with your picture and signature (Tuesday and Wednesday)
  • Admission Ticket (Tuesday)
  • Examinee ID Badge provided at the bar exam (Wednesday)

Laptop

Review the registration information and instructions to use a laptop. If you are registered to use your laptop to take the exam, review the instructions you received on your applicant portal with your admission ticket prior to the exam.

Food and beverage

  • No food or beverage is allowed in the secure testing area or exam room
  • There will be water fountains or water stations available in the exam room

Express “Brown Bag” Lunches

Earle Brown Heritage Center is offering “brown bag” lunches for purchase during the exam.

Lunches will be available beginning at 11:45 a.m. at Earle Brown on July 25 & 26, 2017. There are not many food options near the main exam site. If you do not purchase a brown bag lunch, you may want to bring a lunch to the exam.

If you are interested in purchasing a lunch you may either: 1) pre-purchase by ordering ahead and your lunch will be waiting for you, or 2) purchase the day of the exam.

If you wish to save time on the day of the exam by pre-purchasing your lunch, you must pay via credit card by calling Earle Brown at (763) 569-6300 before 12:00 noon on Friday, July 21, 2017.

During lunch, Earle Brown will have 3 lines available: 1 line for pre-purchased lunches and 2 lines for on-site orders.

“Brown Bag” Lunch Choices

3 options are available for pre-purchase or ordering at the exam:

1. Ham & Provolone Cheese, with Lettuce, Tomato, & Condiments

2. Smoked Turkey & Havarti Cheese, with Mesclun Greens, Tomato, and Condiments

3. Roasted Vegetarian Wrap, with Mixed Greens, Pico de Gallo, Fresh Tortilla

All lunches come with:

  • Bag of chips
  • Cookie
  • Bottled water or 12 oz. soda

Price per boxed lunch is: $12.00 inclusive of tax.

No substitutions or personal dietary requests.

Additional information

  • Laptop and handwriting examinees are seated in the same room
  • No scratch paper is allowed. You may write in your test booklets, but may not tear any pages from the booklets or tear the booklets apart in any way.
  • No exam books or paper may be removed from the exam room
  • If the exam is interrupted for any reason, remain seated and wait for instructions from the Exam Supervisor
  • Once admitted, you may not leave the secure testing area or exam room unless you are escorted by a proctor or staff. If you leave unescorted, you will not be permitted to re-enter.
  • You may not talk once instructions begin
  • If you need assistance at any time for any reason, raise your hand and a proctor will assist you
  • If you finish the test session early, bring your exam materials to the head proctor and exit the exam room
  • An announcement will be made when there are only 15 minutes remaining in the test session
  • You may not leave the room during the last 15 minutes of the test session
  • You must stop the test immediately when time is called
  • You must remain seated until the exams have been collected and counted
  • The Earle Brown Heritage Center is a smoke-free facility
  • As a courtesy to others, please avoid wearing perfume or cologne

Exam Results

Exam results will be posted to your Applicant Portal on Friday, October 6, 2017.

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