Record Series Abstract
Record series includes essay answers (blue book) of each examinee to the bar exam questions.
Record Series Active
Cut Off at End of
If Other, Explain
After release of exam grades.
Total Retention Years
Total Retention Months
Retention End Action
Paper records are generated for the grading assistants to read and once scored, are never accessed again prior to destruction. Exam essay answers will be securely stored at Richards and Richards for 2 years after the exam grades are released and then destroyed by State approved methods.
511 Union Street, Suite 525, Nashville, TN 37219 and Richards and Richards, 1741 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN 37210
Media Format Generated
Media Format Stored
Approximately 5 cubic feet
20 cubic feet
Information Shared Outside the State
Yes - Original
Essential Record Stored
Richards and Richards
Essential Record Media Type
Confidential Legal Citation
Tenn. Sup. Ct. R. 7, Sec. 12.11
Does this Record Series Contain Sensitive Information?
Records Center Retention Period
Records Management Division (RMD)
No Recommended Changes.
Tennessee State Library and Archives
No recommended changes.
Comptroller Audit Review
We have reviewed RDA 11232 from an audit standpoint. We recommend changing the retention period to 5 years, and the audit requirement to 'State'.
Agency Records Officer
The Board of Law Examiners RDA for exam essay answers specifies a two-year retention period as instructed by the Justices of the Tennessee Supreme Court and memorialized in a letter from Chief Justice Jeffrey S. Bivins dated July 11, 2017, which was submitted with our RDA application.
RDA 11232 is a request to create an RDA. The requested retention period is "two years and destroy." The format will be paper. The Comptroller's Audit Division is recommending that the Retention Period be changed to five years and the Audit Requirements to State. The Administrative Office of the Courts replied that the TN Supreme Court has specified that the retention period should be two years. Recommend approval of RDA 11232 with a two year and destroy retention period. Recommend the following change: Audit Requirements: State