Maine Board of Bar Examiners

telephone: 207-623-2464
fax: 207-622-0059
address: P.O. Box 140, Augusta, ME 04332



The location of the February 2019 Maine bar exam has been changed to The Clarion Hotel located at 1230 Congress Street, Portland, Maine.  Information regarding the hotel can be found here.  Applicants will receive additional information regarding hotel accommodations in their applicant instructions packet in late January 2019.  The hotel is offering a discount to applicants for overnight accommodations.

Maine will accept concurrent applications from examinees sitting for the UBE in another jurisdiction. Applicants must still apply as if taking the Maine bar exam, but do not have to sit in Maine if sitting for an exam in another UBE jurisdiction (for the same exam administration). In order to apply concurrently with another UBE jurisdiction, please go to complete a Bar Exam application.

NEWS REGARDING THE ADOPTION OF THE UNIFORM BAR EXAM IN MAINE, effective with the July 2017 administration of the exam. Please note that the Maine Board of Bar Examiners NO LONGER OFFERS the option of a Modified or Attorney exam.
Maine Supreme Judicial Court newly amended rules adopting the UBE, dated May 3, 2017

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.

To begin the application process, applicants need the following documents:

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.

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    This site was last updated on 1/3/19.