Upcoming Exam (February 2023)

February 2023 Maine Bar Exam

List of Applicants **This information will be provided once the application deadline has passed*

COVID Protocols for the February 2023 Maine Bar Examination **This will be provided closed to the exam date**

Application Deadlines for February 2023 Exam

OCTOBER 15, 2022 – DECEMBER 20, 2022

The Maine Board of Bar Examiners will receive all applications for the February 2023 bar exam up until 5:00 pm on December 20, 2022. There will be no option to pay a late fee and submit an application after December 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 February 2023 Maine Bar Examination will be administered in-person on February 21-February 22, 2023 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in South Portland, Maine. Our office will begin accepting applications through our new applicant portal on October 15, 2022 for the February 2023 exam.  Prior to October 15th, instructions on how to use the applicant portal will be available on our website.


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. The reduction in cut score is prospective only.

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 https://mainebarexaminers.org/exam-forms/exam-application-forms/and complete a Bar Exam application.

Maine Supreme Judicial Court’s newly amended rules adopting the Uniform Bar Exam, dated May 3, 2017