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Robert M. Bell

Robert M. Bell

Former Chief Judge, Court of Appeals of Maryland


Issue: Should the Court admit an applicant whose claim of a "learning disability" enabled him to use a computer for the essay portion of the Maryland Bar examination and twice the time of other candidates to take it and the multistate examination?

Admitted?: No.

Area of Concern: After confirming that it had the exclusive power to determine whether a candidate may be admitted to the Bar, the Court did not believe that the applicant qualified for such accommodation and rejected his application for admission.

Citation: 392 Md. 251, 896 A.2d 1006 (2006)