Announcements

Posted:  September 23, 2022

*ALL APPLICANTS APPLYING FOR THE FEBRUARY 2023 EXAM MUST APPLY ONLINE THROUGH AN APPLICANT PORTAL WHICH WILL BE AVAILABLE BY OCTOBER 15, 2022.  SAMPLE APPLICATIONS ARE PROVIDED ON THE WEBSITE FOR YOUR REFERENCE AND PREPARATION ONLY.*

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.

GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING NOTARIZATION

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.

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.