Texas Bar Examination filing deadlines
File No Earlier Than
Timely Postmark Deadline
Deadlines are STRICTLY enforced.
To meet a "postmark deadline," the Rule I(c) requirement
is to have your properly completed and addressed application (or reapplication
declaration) and fees mailed with proper postage and then legibly postmarked by
the U.S. Postal Service on or before the due date.
We see an unusual number of deadlines missed due to using private "pack & ship"
stores for mailing applications. These may work some of the time, but the
typical problems that come to our attention include items returned to sender for
improper postage or items postmarked later than the day the store promised. If
that happens, it is very bad for you because you may have a store receipt for
your purchase, but not the timely U.S. Postal Service postmark specified in the
rule. An overnight courier service can be similarly problematic if the shipment
does not arrive on or before the deadline date during normal weekday business
Therefore it is strongly recommended in the application instructions is for you
to use certified mail, go to a U.S. Post Office counter and obtain a U.S. Postal
Service certified mail "white slip" postmarked receipt as proof of timely
See also Rule IX
(Application to take the Texas Bar Examination).
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since June 29, 2007
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