Maine Board of Bar Examiners

CONTACT
telephone: 207-623-2464
fax: 207-622-0059
address: P.O. Box 140, Augusta, ME 04332
execdir@mainebarexaminers.org

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 online 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.

Posted: May 10, 2022

Update for July 2022 Maine Bar Examination – Seating Limitations

Due to the size of our venue, the Maine Board of Bar Examiners has determined that seating for the July 2022 Maine Bar Examination is limited to 200 seats.  Priority will be given to applicants who are seeking admission to the Maine Bar.  Once the May 20, 2022 deadline has passed and all applications for those seeking admission to the Maine Bar have been processed, any remaining seats will be assigned to courtesy seat applicants in the order in which the applications are received.

 

APPLICANT INFORMATION FOR UPCOMING EXAM

The Maine Board of Bar Examiners will receive all applications for the July 2022 bar exam up until 5:00 pm on May 20, 2022. There will be no option to pay a late fee and submit an application after May 20, 2022. This change is made pursuant to Maine Bar Admission Rule 6(3)(b) and applies to all exam applications and testing accommodation applications.

MAINE BAR ADMISSION RULES EFFECTIVE May 3, 2017

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.

OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

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.