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.
ATTENTION! OUR OFFICE HAS MOVED!
Our new mailing address and address for all deliveries is:
Maine Board of Bar Examiners
135 Maine St, Ste A, Box 305
Brunswick, ME 04011
APPLICANT INFORMATION FOR UPCOMING EXAM
The Maine Board of Bar Examiners will receive all applications through our new applicant portal for the February 2024 bar exam from October 15, 2023 until 5:00 pm on December 20, 2023. There will be no option to pay a late fee and submit an application after December 20, 2023. This change is made pursuant to Maine Bar Admission Rule 6(3)(b) and applies to all exam applications and testing accommodation applications.
*Testing Accommodations Applications must be uploaded to the applicant portal or delivered to our office no later than 5pm on December 20, 2023 for the February 2024 exam. Hand delivery is not available. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.*
MAINE BOARD OF BAR EXAMINERS
135 MAINE ST, STE A, BOX 305
BRUNSWICK, ME 04011
- List of Applicants – February 2024 Exam *WILL BE AVAILABLE ONCE THE APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSES*
- Successful List by Applicant Name for July 2023 exam
- KENNETH R. CLEGG AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE – JULY 2023 EXAM
- LAURIE A. GIBSON AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE – JULY 2023 EXAM
MAINE BAR ADMISSION RULES EFFECTIVE May 3, 2017
- Maine Bar Admission Rules;
- Application Types and Procedures;
- 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.
The Maine Assistance Program for Lawyers and Judges (MAP) is a free service for all members of the Maine bench, bar, University of Maine Law School students, and applicants to the Maine Bar. MAP provides confidential assistance to help individuals identify and address issues affecting their lives or livelihood, including, but not limited to, stress, anxiety, depression, behavioral health disorders, and life balance issues. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org