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Bar Exam Support Guide

Essential information, tips, and skills that can be utilized on the bar exam.

General Bar Exam Information

Each state has its own rules for admission to the bar and certain procedures for making application. Students considering other bars should plan ahead to determine the particular requirements of those states in which they have an interest and must obtain their application materials directly from the bar examiners. The Law Records Office processes all of the law school certification as needed for each state bar but does not distribute application packets. When making application to another state bar, it is the student’s responsibility to provide any required law school certification forms to the Law Records Office in sufficient time to meet filing deadlines. Contact information for each jurisdiction is listed below. For a general guide to individual state bar requirements, visit the National Conference of Bar Examiner’s and view the Bar Admission Guide book.

General information about the DC, VA, and MD bar exams for 2017-2018 can be viewed here – Bar Exam Basic Information for Local Jurisdictions

General information about taking the MPRE exam in 2018 can be viewed here – MPRE Basic Information 2018.

Contact Information

Contact the following state bar associations or state bar examiners for information on being admitted to the respective jurisdiction.

Last updated: 8/7/2017

Virginia

 

District of Columbia

 

Maryland

 

Virginia Board of Bar Examiners
2201 W. Broad Street, Suite 101
Richmond, VA 23220-2022
TEL: 804-367-0412
(recording except 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm daily)
FAX: 804-367-0416
www.vbbe.state.va.us
DC Court of Appeals Committee on Admissions
430 E Street, NW, Rm 123
Washington, DC 20001
TEL: (202) 879-2710coa@dcappeals.gov
https://www.dccourts.gov/court-of-appeals/committee-on-admissions
Maryland State Board of Law Examiners
2011-F Commerce Park Drive
Annapolis, MD 21401
TEL: (410) 260-3640
sble@mdcourts.gov
www.courts.state.md.us/ble

 

ALABAMA

Alabama State Bar
Admissions Office
P. O. Box 671
Montgomery, AL 36101
TEL: (334) 269-1515
https://admissions.alabar.org/home

ALASKA

Alaska Bar Association
P. O. Box 100279
Anchorage, AK 99510-0279
TEL: (907) 272-7469
info@alaskabar.org
https://admissions.alaskabar.org/home

ARIZONA

Arizona Committee on Examinations
Supreme Court of Arizona
1501 W. Washington, Suite 104
Phoenix, AZ 85007-3222
TEL: (602) 452-3971
www.azcourts.gov/cld/AttorneyAdmissions.aspx

ARKANSAS

Arkansas Board of Law Examiners
2100 Riverfront Drive, Suite 110
Little Rock, AR 72202-1747
TEL: (501) 374-1855
https://www.arcourts.gov/administration/professional-programs/bar-exam

CALIFORNIA

State Bar of California Office of Admissions
Main Office:
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
TEL: (415) 538-2000
http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Admissions
845 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
TEL: (213) 765-1000

COLORADO

Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center
Colorado Supreme Court
Office of Attorney Admissions
1300 Broadway, Suite 520
Denver, CO 80203
TEL: (303) 928-7770
bleinfo@csc.state.co.us
http://www.coloradosupremecourt.com/Future%20Lawyers/Overview.asp

CONNECTICUT

Connecticut Bar Examining Committee
Office of the Administrative Director
100 Washington Street, 1st Floor
Hartford, CT 06106-4411
TEL: (860) 706-5135
www.jud.ct.gov/CBEC

DELAWARE

 Delaware Board of Bar Examiners
Supreme Court of Delaware
The Renaissance Centre
405 North King Street, Suite 420
Wilmington, DE 19801
TEL: (302) 651-3940
courts.delaware.gov/bbe

FLORIDA

Florida Board of Bar Examiners
1891 Eider Court
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1750
TEL: (850) 487-1292
www.floridabarexam.org

GEORGIA

Georgia Office of Bar Admissions
244 Washington Street, SW Suite 440
Atlanta, GA 30334
TEL: (404) 656-3490
www.gabaradmissions.org

HAWAII

Hawaii Board of Bar Examiners
417 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
TEL: (808) 539-4977
baradmissions@courts.hawaii.gov
http://www.courts.state.hi.us/legal_references/bar_application

IDAHO

 Idaho State Bar
525 W. Jefferson St.
Boise, ID 83701
TEL: (208) 334-4500
isbwebsite@isb.idaho.gov
isb.idaho.gov/admissions/bar-exam/

 ILLINOIS

Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar
625 South College Street
Springfield, IL 62704
TEL: (217) 522-5917
https://www.ilbaradmissions.org/home

INDIANA

Indiana State Board of Law Examiners
30 South Meridian Street
Suite 875
Indianapolis, IN 46204
TEL: (317) 232-2552
ace@courts.in.gov
https://myble.courts.in.gov/home

 IOWA

 Iowa Board of Law Examiners
Office of Professional Regulation
Judicial Branch Building
1111 East Court Avenue
Des Moines IA 50319
TEL: (515) 725-8029
Bar.Admissions@iowacourts.gov
www.iowacourts.gov/For_Attorneys/Bar_Information__Admissions

 KANSAS

Kansas Board of Law Examiners
Kansas Judicial Center
301 S.W. 10th Street, Rm. 374
Topeka, KS 66612-1507
TEL: (785) 296-8410
www.kscourts.org/appellate-clerk/Board-of-Law-Examiners/

KENTUCKY

Kentucky Board of Bar Examiners
1510 Newtown Pike
Suite 156
Lexington, KY 40511-1255
TEL: (859) 246-2381
www.kyoba.org

Louisiana

Louisiana Committee on Bar Admissions
601 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
TEL: (504) 566-1600
www.lsba.org

Maine

Maine Board of Law Examiners
P. O. Box 140
Augusta, ME 04332-0140
TEL: (207) 623-2464
execdir@mainebarexaminers.org
www.mainebarexaminers.org

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners
Edward W. Brooke Courthouse
24 New Chardon Street, 1st floor
Boston, MA 02114
TEL: 617-482-4466
info@bbe.state.ma.us
www.mass.gov/courts/court-info/sjc/attorneys-bar-applicants/bbe/

Michigan

Michigan Board of Law Examiners
925 W. Ottawa Street
Lansing, MI 48913
TEL: (517) 373-4453
BLE-Info@courts.mi.gov
courts.mi.gov/courts/michigansupremecourt/ble

Minnesota

Minnesota State Board of Law Examiners
180 East 5th Street, Suite 950
St. Paul, MN 55101
TEL: (651) 297-1857
Ble.cle.blc@mbcle.state.mn.us
www.ble.state.mn.us

Mississippi

Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions
P.O. Box 1449
Jackson, MS 39215-1449
TEL: (601) 576-4620
barexamweb@courts.ms.gov
courts.ms.gov/baradmissions/baradmissions.html

Missouri

Missouri Board of Law Examiners
P. O. Box 104236
Jefferson City, MO 65110-4236
TEL: (573) 751-9814
mble@courts.mo.gov
https://www.mble.org/home

Montana

State Bar of Montana
P. O. Box 577
Helena, MT 59624
TEL: (406) 442-7660
http://www.montanabar.org/page/AdmissionInfo

Nebraska

Nebraska State Bar Commission
3806 Normal Blvd.
Lincoln, NE 68506-5241
TEL: (402) 471-3091
Nsc.attyadmissions@nebraska.gov
https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/attorneys/admission-practice-law

Nevada

State Bar of Nevada
Admissions Department
3100 W. Charleston Blvd.
Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV 89102
TEL: (702) 382-2200
admissions@nvbar.org
www.nvbar.org

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Supreme Court
Office of Bar Admissions
Sherry M. Hieber, General Counsel
4 Chenell Drive, Suite 102
Concord, NH 03301
TEL: (603) 224-8806
https://www.courts.state.nh.us/nhbar/

New Jersey

New Jersey Board of Bar Examiners
25 Market Street
8th Floor – North Wing CN 973
Trenton, NJ 08611
TEL: (609) 815-2911
barexam.mailbox@judiciary.state.nj.us
www.njbarexams.org

New Mexico

New Mexico Board of Bar Examiners
9420 Indian School Rd, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112
TEL: (505) 271-9706
info@nmexam.org
www.nmexam.org

New York

New York State Board of Law Examiners
Corporate Plaza, Building 3
254 Washington Avenue Extension
Albany, NY 12203-5195
TEL: (518) 453-5900
www.nybarexam.org

North Carolina

Board of Law Examiners of the State of North Carolina
5510 Six Forks Rd., Suite 300
Raleigh, NC 27609
TEL: (919) 848-4229
info@ncble.org

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North Dakota

North Dakota State Board of Law Examiners
Judicial Wing, 1st Floor
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0530
TEL: (701) 328-4201
BarExaminers@ndcourts.gov
www.ndcourts.gov/court/committees/barbd/information.htm

Ohio

Ohio Office of Bar Admissions
Supreme Court of Ohio
65 South Front Street, 5th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-3431
TEL: (614) 387-9340
BarAdmissions@sc.ohio.gov
www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/AttySvcs/admissions

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners
P. O. Box 53036
1901 North Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73152
TEL: (405) 416-7075
admin@okbbe.com
www.okbbe.com

Oregon

Oregon State Board of Bar Examiners
16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road
Tigard, OR 97224
TEL: (503) 620-0222
https://www.osbar.org/admissions

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners
601 Commonwealth Ave., Suite 3600
P.O. Box 62535
Harrisburg, PA 17106-2535
TEL: (717) 231-3350
www.pabarexam.org

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Board of Bar Examiners
Supreme Court Clerk’s Office
250 Benefit Street
Providence, RI 02903
TEL: (401) 222-3272
ribarexam@courts.ri.gov
https://www.courts.ri.gov/AttorneyResources/baradmission/Pages/default.aspx

South Carolina

Supreme Court of South Carolina
Office of Bar Admissions
P. O. Box 11330
Columbia, SC 29211
TEL: (803) 734-1080
barapplication.sccourts.org

South Dakota

South Dakota Board of Bar Examiners
State Capitol
500 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501
TEL: (605) 773-4898
www.ujs.sd.gov/Board_of_Bar_Examiners

Tennessee

Tennessee Board of Law Examiners
511 Union Street, Suite 525
Nashville, TN 37219
TEL: (615) 741-3234
BLE.Administrator@tncourts.gov
http://www.tnble.org/

Texas

Texas Board of Law Examiners
P. O. Box 13486
Austin, TX 78711-3486
TEL: (512) 463-1621
ble.texas.gov

Utah

Utah State Bar Office of Bar Admissions
Utah Law & Justice Center
645 South 200 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
TEL: (801) 531-9077
admissions@utahbar.org
http://www.utahbar.org/admissions/

Vermont

Vermont Board of Bar Examiners
Office of Attorney Licensing
Costello Courthouse
32 Cherry St., Suite 213
Burlington, VT 05401
TEL: (802) 859-3000
JUD.Attylicensing@vermont.gov
https://www.vermontjudiciary.org/attorneys/admission-vermont-bar

Washington

Washington State Bar Association
1325 Fourth Ave., Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98111-2539
TEL: (206) 443-9722; 800-945-9722
admissions@wsba.org
http://www.wsba.org/Licensing-and-Lawyer-Conduct/Admissions

West Virginia

West Virginia Board of Law Examiners
City Center East, Suite 1200 B
4700 MacCorkle Ave., SE
Charleston, WV 25304
TEL: 1-800-841-6212
www.courtswv.gov/legal-community/board-of-law-examiners.html

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners
110 East Main St., Suite 715
P.O. Box 2748
Madison, WI 53701-2748
TEL: (608) 266-9760
bbe@wicourts.gov
www.wicourts.gov/about/organization/offices/bbe.htm

Wyoming

Wyoming State Board of Law Examiners
2301 Capitol Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
 TEL: (307) 777-6129
https://www.courts.state.wy.us/supreme-court/bar-admission/

 

Last updated: 1/8/2019

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