Indiana Law Course
The following letter was sent in February 2023 to all those who passed or transferred a UBE score to Indiana since the UBE was adopted in July 2021.
The Indiana Law Course is now available. This course is an admission requirement for all applicants who have taken the UBE Bar Exam in Indiana or who have transferred their UBE score to Indiana. You have six months from the date of notice to complete this course. **Note this course does NOT count towards your CLE credits for the year** This also does not qualify for the Rule 6 requirement.
Dear Indiana Attorney:
The Indiana Supreme Court and the Board of Law Examiners were delighted to recently admit you to the practice of law in Indiana on a UBE score.
As you know, the UBE does not test examinees on state-specific law. To ensure you are familiar with specific aspects of Indiana law, Admission and Discipline Rules 17 and 17.1 provide that all applicants admitted to the practice of law on a UBE score (whether earned in Indiana or elsewhere) shall be required to complete an Indiana Law Course—a jurisdiction-specific component on Indiana law—no later than six months after the date of the applicant’s admission to the Indiana bar. Because we did not want to delay the adoption of the UBE here in Indiana, we launched the UBE and began accepting UBE scores prior to the development of the Indiana Law Course.
I am pleased to inform you that we have completed the development of the Indiana Law Course. The online, 8-hour course is offered on demand and consists of nine individual modules covering the subjects of Civil Procedure, Torts, Evidence, Criminal Law and Procedure, Indiana Constitutional Law, Wills Trusts and Estates, Family Law, Professional Responsibility, and the Practical Aspects of Practicing in Indiana. Because the instructors for the course are subject matter experts drawn from the Indiana bench and bar, I think you will find the presentations highly informative.
Each of the course’s nine modules may be viewed separately. Although you will not be formally tested on any of the subjects, the course—through ICLEF—employs sophisticated attendance verification software, including the use of participation codes, to track attendance. Upon completion of all nine modules, you will be deemed to have complied with the Rules of Admission and Discipline, and your attendance will be automatically reported to the Office of Admissions and Continuing Education.
You will have six months from the date of this notice within which to complete the course.
Please note that you will not receive credit for taking the course until you have completed all the modules. Partial credit will not be granted for completing fewer than all nine modules. We, therefore, encourage you to complete all the modules as soon as possible. Failure to complete all nine modules of the Indiana Law Course within six months of the date of this notice may result in the imposition of sanctions, including the suspension of your law license.
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Thank you for your cooperation. Should you have any questions, please contact our office at any time. For ADA Accommodation requests please contact Heather Falks email@example.com.
Bradley W. Skolnik
Office of Admissions and Continuing Education