Indiana State Board of Law Examiners
30 S Meridian St., Suite 875
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Executive Director
Bradley Skolnik

Pho: 317.232.2552
Fax: 317.233.3960

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INSTRUCTION TO APPLICANTS FOR ADMISSION ON A BUSINESS COUNSEL LICENSE

Answers may be typed or printed clearly in black ink.

  • Give specific answers to each part of all questions.  Do not leave any spaces blank.  If the question is not applicable or not available, so state in the appropriate blank.  Please do not use “n/a”. 
  • When using additional sheets to supplement answers, give the information in the same manner as called for in the application. 

Documents to be filed with the State Board of Law Examiners

Application (Standard NCBE form) - Original plus one (1) copy.
Note: This document is titled “Standard NCBE Character and Fitness Electronic Application” and is made available by a link to the National Conference of Bar Examiners website.

  1. Authorization and Release Form - Three (3) originals. All three forms must be signed and notarized with Notary Seal.
    Note:  Indiana Notary must show date commission expires and county of residence.
    Note:  This document is included in the above Application (Standard 07 form)
  2. Affidavit in Support of Application for Admission on Foreign License - This form is to be signed and notarized.
  3. Motion for Admission - It is to be executed by a member of the Indiana Bar.  The Indiana attorney is the Movant and he/she is to fill in the county of admission.  The rest is referring to the Applicant – his/her current address.  Complete the motion and leave the lower portion blank
  4. Statement of Required Practice
  5. Certified check, cashiers check or money order (charge cards or personal checks are not acceptable).
      1. One check for $500.00 payable to the State Board of Law Examiners.
      2. One check for $375.00 payable to the National Conference
  6. Miscellaneous Information.
    We will submit a copy of your application to the National Conference of Bar Examiners for investigation and report.  The report takes several months to process depending upon how quickly your references and others named in the application respond to the NCBE’s inquiry.  Allow approximately six (6) months for the processing of your application.  Give complete and correct dates on your application to avoid delay.  Advise the Board of Law Examiners and the National Conference immediately of any name or address change.

Final Check List

                        Original Application and one (1) copy.

                        Three (3) Original Authorization and Release Forms  (Found inside the actual application)

                        Statement of Required Practice

                        Affidavit in Support of Application

                        Motion

                        $500 Certified check, money order, or cashiers check to the Board of Law Examiners

                        $375 Certified check, money order, or cashiers check to the National Conference

Mail to:  Indiana State Board of Law Examiners
30 South Meridian Street, Suite 875
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Renewal

All business counsel licenses must be renewed each year, including business counsel licenses held for any part of the reporting year.

A business counsel license may continue for one year and may be renewed for a like period upon the submission of such verified individualized information as will demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Board that the applicant has during the past year been employed under the terms of the business counsel license and will continue to be so employed.  A fee of $50 shall accompany each application for renewal.

Educational Requirements for
Provisional License and Business Counsel License

Admission and Discipline Rule 6, Section 5 provides that in addition to any requirements found in Admission and Discipline Rule 29, within twelve (12) months of an applicant’s initial provisional license or business counsel license admission, the applicant shall attend an annual Indiana law update seminar, which seminar shall provide a minimum of twelve (12) hours of continuing education which has been approved the Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education.

Pursuant to Rule 6, Section 5, the Board of Law Examiners shall publish a list of approved seminars that meet the requirements of the rule.

The following seminars have been approved by the Board of Law Examiners as meeting the requirements of Rule 6, Section 5:

• The annual Indiana Law Update seminar offered by the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF).

• The annual Year in Review seminar offered by the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF).

• The annual Indiana Law Survey seminar offered by Hoosier CLE and the Alumni Association of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.