You will first be notified that the investigative hearing panel found your conduct to be disqualifying in nature and will file specifications. You will then be asked to pay for the transcript from the investigative hearing so that the Office of General Counsel can prepare the specifications. After the transcript has been transcribed the Office of General Counsel will serve the specifications and you are required to file an Answer and Affirmative Defenses within 20 days.
Thereafter the parties engage in discovery including Witness and Exhibit Lists as well as taking any depositions that are necessary. After the discovery is completed the formal hearing is scheduled. The locations are the same as above and these hearings are held simultaneously as the investigative hearings. The formal hearing process can easily take from 6 months to a year to proceed to the formal hearing. At the conclusion of the formal hearing the Board will either recommend clearance or admission (if you have already passed the Bar Examination) or denial.