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060: Applying for Accommodations on the Bar Exam (w/Elizabeth Knox)

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Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, we are welcoming special guest Elizabeth Knox -- disability consultant and tutor -- to talk about the types of situations in which you could apply for accommodations on the bar exam, and tips for having your request approved. In this episode, we discuss: The type of work Elizabeth does as a disability consultant A reminder to apply for accommodations as early as possible Some common scenarios where accommodations are needed, such as anxiety or different disabilities How nursing or pregnant women can get accommodations to make sitting through the exam more comfortable The importance of providing the required paperwork for your request to be approved  What if you forgot to apply for extended time? What to do in the event of becoming disabled shortly before the exam Accommodations for the MPRE Resources: Elizabeth Knox, Access the Dream (http://www.accessthedream.com) The State Bar of California, Requesting Testing Accommodations (http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Admissions/Examinations/Requesting-Testing-Accommodations) National Conference of Bar Examiners, MPRE Test Accommodations (http://www.ncbex.org/exams/mpre/ada-accommodations/) Podcast Episode 2: Accommodations for the Bar Exam (w/Dr. Jared Maloff) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-2-accommodations-for-the-bar-exam-w-dr-jared-maloff/) Bar Exam Toolbox blog: The Early Bird Gets the Worm: How and When to Apply for Bar Exam Accommodations (https://barexamtoolbox.com/the-early-bird-gets-the-worm-how-and-when-to-apply-for-bar-exam-accommodations/) Bar Exam Toolbox blog: Should You Apply for Bar Exam Testing Accommodations? (https://barexamtoolbox.com/apply-bar-exam-testing-accommodations/) Bar Exam Toolbox blog: Leveling the Playing Field: Testing Accommodations on the Bar Exam (https://barexamtoolbox.com/leveling-the-playing-field-testing-accommodations-on-the-bar-exam/) Bar Exam Toolbox blog: Everything You Need to Know about ADA Accommodations for the MPRE and Bar Exams (https://barexamtoolbox.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-ada-accommodations-for-the-mpre-and-bar-exams/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-60-applying-for-accommodations-on-the-bar-exam-w-elizabeth-knox/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee