Exam Information

Locations:

Holiday Inn By the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland, Maine.

Dates:

The July 2015 Maine bar exam will be held on July 28 and 29, 2015.

Deadlines:

Completed applications for the July 2015 Maine bar exam must be received by 5:00 p.m. on May 20, 2015.

Fees:

Starting with the July 2015 exam, bar exam fees increased to $650 and $600, respectively. If you have been admitted in any jurisdiction for more than one year, the fee is $650.00, plus a fee of $375.00 (this latter fee varies, depending upon the NCBE application required), paid directly to NCBE for a separate NCBE application. All other bar exam applicants must pay a total fee of $600.00. MBAR 6(b). If your application is not received by the Board by the deadline, the Board will only accept the application upon payment of a late fee of $150 if the Board receives the application within seven calendar days of the deadline. If the Board receives the application between the seventh and fourteenth calendar days after the deadline, the Board will only accept the application upon payment of a late fee of $300. No applications will be accepted more than fourteen days following the application deadline.

Amended Admission Fees (Rule 6A)

As of October 14, 2014, applications for Reciprocal Admission pursuant to Maine Bar Admission Rule 11A must be accompanied by a fee of $900.00, plus a fee of $375.00 (this latter fee varies, depending upon NCBE the application required), paid directly to NCBE for a separate NCBE application. Please note that all application fees may be paid by personal check, cashier’s check, treasurer’s check, or money order payable to the Board of Bar Examiners.