Maryland Courts

Passer's Obligations

1. If your official notice of results, which you will receive in the mail, contains an “exception notice” (which means that the investigation of your character has not been concluded by the Character Committee), you need to ensure that the member of the Character Committee investigating your file has all the responses and information he or she needs. Contact the Board’s office immediately, if you do not know how to contact the Character Committee member. The Board’s telephone: 410-260-3640.

2. Your official results mailing will contain an “Affirmation” form. It is mandatory that you complete that form, even if you have no changes to report, and return it to the State Board of Law Examiners by Tuesday, November 12, 2013. The purpose of the form is to provide the opportunity to confirm or update your contact information and to update any disclosures called for by your character questionnaire.

If you fail to timely return the Affirmation, the State Board of Law Examiners will enter an exception to your bar admission with the Court of Appeals of Maryland. At all times before you take the oath of admission to the Bar of Maryland, you have an obligation to disclose in writing to the State Board of Law Examiners any unfavorable information bearing on your character and fitness not previously disclosed.