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.

Posted: March 22, 2022

Application Deadlines for July 2022 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.

The July 2022 Maine Bar Examination will be administered in-person at the DoubleTree Hotel, 363 Maine Mall Road, South Portland, Maine.

The Maine Board of Bar Examiners will accept applications for the upcoming in-person July 2022 Maine Bar Examination from March 15, 2022 through May 20, 2022. Please note that our office is currently working remotely due to the pandemic and will only accept applications at this time by mail service at the following address:

Maine Board of Bar Examiners
PO Box 140
Augusta, ME 04332-0140

If you have any questions, please contact our office by email at


On April 8, 2020, Governor Janet Mills issued an Executive Order
temporarily modifying certain in-person notarization and acknowledgement requirements.

Notaries outside of the State of Maine should follow their state’s requirements for remote notarization.

This Executive Order applies to all Maine Board of Bar Examiners applications.
Please click here for the Court Order.


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.


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.


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.