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There are a lot of people who want to become attorneys. So many people, in fact, that the Indiana Board of Law Examiners has had to find a second location to administer the July test.

Executive Director Linda Loepker said this is the first time the BLE has had two testing locations. For the last five years, the test has been administered at Primo West in Plainfield. This year, due about 100 more bar applicants, the BLE had to find another location. Now, some will take the test at Primo’s sister location in Indianapolis, Primo South.

Loepker said the dimensions and size of the facilities are the same, which is an advantage in duplicating testing conditions. They are also the only users of the facility at the time of the test, which allows the BLE to control noise and other situations.

If you are scheduled to take the test in July and your last name is begins with the letters A through L, you are to take the test at Primo West. Those with the last names beginning with the letters M through Z are to take it at Primo South. Loepker said there’s no advantage to taking the exam at one site as opposed to the other.
 

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