As we prepare for each session, the Proctors will go through the instructions and procedures and warnings and blah-de-blah about the exam in general and for that session in particular.
It doesn't take long before you become aware that the one thing each of these instruction sessions have in common are the ominous warnings about "Rule Twelve" violations and the vague and mysterious doom that awaits violators. I think this is just one more tool in their box for ratcheting up the pressure. After all, no one wants to contemplate getting this far towards earning their license only to be derailed at the last minute by some inadvertent (or even advertent) violation of a mysterious rule that we hadn't heard about until this very minute. The thought that went through my head when I first heard it (besides wtf is rule 12?) is "Why didn't we hear about this in PR, ConLaw, or CivPro, or even in our bar prep course?"
If the same thought went through your mind, fret not because relief has arrived. The problem has been solved; the mystery unraveled. Here is the text of "Rule XII" (or at least the text of the rule in its currently state of modification because this is the first version I found and I didn't want to spend too much time today away from my outlines).
Welcome, you are.
And now, to borrow a phrase from my first attempt at this exam that I hope proves more prophetic this time ...
"Kick ass everyone! Let's bend this thing to our will and make it lay down and beg for mercy!"