What does bar examiner mean when they say "unexplained gap"?
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Not to be flippant here, but you are applying to the California Supreme Court for admission to the California State Bar. The Examiners have sent you correspondence saying that you are lacking something in your materials. It is your job to figure out what, based on your own history and facts, and provide the information or explain why it isn't available or doesn't exist. If you need to go to the internet and post one sentence questions to lawyers you don't know, without any factual or legal context, and you are pegging your bar admission on that advice, then you need to seriously consider whether the law is the right choice for you.
Dealing with ambiguity and information is the stock and trade of lawyers. If you can pass the bar exam, and you are fit to practice, you should be able to explain why.
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You will need to follow up on whatever notice of incompleteness you received, and inquire specifically on what missing information they examiners are requesting. Usually they will be helpful in informing you what else you need to include if you ask. Best wishes in your application and licensure.
Sounds like either your employment history or your residence history has a period of time where you didn't list anything and didn't state that you were unemployed or whatever.
There must be an unexplained gap in your history.
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No one here can possibly know the answer to your question since so little information is given. It would be a far better course of conduct to contact the State Bar with this question.
Good luck to you.
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