Examinees With Disabilities
(a) The Texas Bar Examination shall be administered to all
eligible Applicants in a reasonable manner, while maintaining the integrity of
the examination. In each city in which an examination is administered, the Board
shall provide facilities that are reasonably accessible and which enable persons
having disabilities to take the examination.
(b) Any Applicant who desires special testing accommodations
based upon a disability shall submit a written request to the Board on forms
designated by the Board, such request to be submitted at the same time as the
Application is submitted.
(c) A request for special testing accommodations must be
accompanied by written proof evidencing the existence of the disability.
Statements from licensed physicians or a professional specialist that
specifically set forth the physical, mental or emotional handicap or disability
and the relationship between the disability and the inability to take the
examination under standard conditions shall be required. The Board may require
additional information or evidence from the Applicant and may, at its option,
seek professional evaluation of such data. The Applicant will be responsible for
the cost of obtaining documented medical evidence and other required
(d) After considering the written request of the Applicant and
the evidence submitted, the Board shall determine what reasonable special
testing accommodations will be granted.
(e) Board deliberations and determinations regarding the request
of an Applicant for testing accommodations on the Texas Bar Examination shall be
closed to the public and associated records are confidential. However, this does
not limit the Board’s option under (c) above to seek professional evaluation of
any confidential information supplied by applicants.
since August 29, 2003