Posted: February 6, 2024
Applicants Must Bring a Completed COVID Consent Form to the First Day of the Exam
MPRE Score Requirement
On October 4, 2022, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court amended Rule 11 to state the following:
An applicant for admission by examination must have taken and obtained a passing score on the MPRE within 15 years prior to the date on which the applicant is admitted.
The amendment to this rule means that an MPRE Score is no longer required in order for an applicant to apply and sit for the Maine Bar Exam.
Posted: March 28, 2023
As of today’s date, applicants who are submitting applications through the applicant portal for the upcoming exam are able to save a draft of their application prior to submitting their application to our office for consideration.
Here is the important information to know:
- All applications filed today and all future applications will have the ability to save their application and go back to it at a later time to complete it.
- Each time the applicant clicks “Next (Save as Draft)”, it will save the information entered on that page and move to the next page.
- An applicant should only hit the “Complete” button on the last page when they are ready to submit the application to our office for review.
- The status of the application will say “Draft” on the applicant’s home page until the applicant finalizes the application.
If an applicant has previously submitted an application prior to today and did not complete their application, please do not complete a new application. The applicant should contact our office through the applicant portal so that we can reopen their application for completion.
Posted: March 24, 2023
Posted: March 9, 2023
Application Deadlines for July 2023 Exam
MARCH 15, 2023 – MAY 20, 2023
The Maine Board of Bar Examiners will receive all applications for the July 2023 bar exam up until 5:00 pm on May 20, 2023. There will be no option to pay a late fee and submit an application after May 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.
Posted: August 19, 2022
ATTENTION! OUR OFFICE HAS MOVED!
NEW ADDRESS FOR ALL MAIL AND DELIVERIES
Maine Board of Bar Examiners
135 Maine Street, Suite A Box 305
Brunswick, ME 04011
Our physical office in Hallowell is closed. Please visit this website in the future for updates or call (207)623-2464.
MAINE BAR APPLICATIONS
When applying for admission to the Maine Bar through examination, Admission by Motion or UBE Score Transfer, please make sure to submit the most recent application. Older versions of applications will not be accepted.
CHANGE IN MAINE UBE CUT SCORE
In accordance with Maine Bar Admissions Rule 10(c)(3), the Maine Board of Bar Examiners, at its January 2020 Board meeting, set the passing scaled score for future bar examinations at 270. This new passing score will be effective starting with the February 2020 Bar Examination. This change is prospective only.
COURTESY SEAT APPLICATIONS
The Maine Board of Bar Examiners provides the opportunity for examinees to apply for a COURTESY SEAT in order to obtain a UBE Score, but not seek admission to the Maine Bar. Please note there is a separate application for courtesy seating. Please click here for the Courtesy Seat Application.
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 click here for the Exam Application.