This came in the mail today. It makes me happy.
But, I only took a moment to look at it while Rosebud read the verbiage to me. I was in the midst of tearing through yet another box that we had packed up for an (incorrectly) anticipated move, looking for my birth certificate.
I found it.
I then started this state’s final bar application obstacle course. I took the 57 pages of bar application I had just printed out and headed to the Xerox place to have it copied double sided (lest it be rejected), took the double-sided copy to the credit union to have three different pages notarized that I indeed was the signer attesting to its truthfulness and completeness. Then, I took the notarized packet back to the printer and had a double-sided copy made of it as well as copies of the 49 additional pages of supporting documentation (not including the copy of my application to my original law school from which I transferred–the registrar there is kindly sending that to the bar examiners for me, but did include a copy of my birth certificate, my official driving records from four states, and transcript requests from any place I have ever taken any classes).
To the two required sets of copies, I added two fingerprint cards, my photo taken within the last six months, and a check for $700 and then mailed the entire packet, with tracking, of course.
It took me all week and some help from my friends to finish compiling the 27 employment positions or unemployment periods and the 19 entries for every place I have ever lived–both since I was 18. I started August 8.
Lest I give any 1Ls or 2Ls a panic attack–not all bar applications are like this. The one I completed for West Coast State only wanted information for the last 10 years of my life and fewer supporting documents (no fingerprint cards, for one thing).
I was supposed to start my new job September 2. They pushed it back to September 8 (Monday), which is why I had the time to push so hard to get the application submitted now. I did not want to ask off time to Xerox, notarize, Xerox again, and mail the application.
And now . . . it is done. Also completed and put in the mail, today.