Welcome to the web site of the Maine Board of Bar Examiners. The Board designed this site to facilitate access to information about the Maine bar examination. Relevant documents are available to read on-line and to download.
The office of the Maine Board of Bar Examiners is currently closed to the public during this time. Due to the mail delay, we strongly encourage applicants to include tracking with any mail sent to our PO Box or physical address.
Please continue to monitor this website for updated information. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
APPLICANT INFORMATION FOR UPCOMING EXAM
- List of Applicants – February 2022 Exam
- Successful List by Applicant Name for July 2021 exam
- KENNETH R. CLEGG AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE – JULY 2021 EXAM
- LAURIE A. GIBSON AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE – JULY 2021 EXAM
MAINE BAR ADMISSION RULES EFFECTIVE May 3, 2017
- Maine Bar Admission Rules;
- Application Procedures; and
- The Appropriate Application Form(s) and Instructions. If you wish to download the exam forms, please click HERE.
If you do not wish to download the forms, you may write to us at the address below and we will mail you a copy of the Maine Bar Admission Rules, the Application Procedures, and a Request for Application Form. Unfortunately, due to our staffing limitations, the Board does not accept telephone requests for forms or copies of the Rules.
Applications are available from March to May for the July exam and from October to December for the February exam. Applicants who do not download an application form from this web site must write to the Board and request and complete a Request for Application Form to receive an application.
The information on this website is to assist persons who are potential general or comity applicants. It is of necessity abbreviated at times. If there is any conflict between any language on this website and the Maine Bar Admission Rules (“Rules”) promulgated by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, then the Rules prevail.
Files available to download are in PDF format. If your browser does not have a PDF reader, click on the icon below to download Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Maine State Bar Association provides services to attorneys, such as CLE seminars, and services to the public, such as the Lawyer Referral Services. To contact the Maine State Bar Association, click here.
Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar registers Maine attorneys, handles complaints about Maine attorneys, and administers the mandatory CLE requirement in Maine. To contact the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar, click here.