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February 2023 Bar Examination Cap Reached


On September 19, 2022, MBLE announced a seating cap on the number of February 2023 applications. The number of properly filed applicants reached the cap on November 30, 2022.  No additional applications will be accepted for the February 2023 bar examination.  For applicants who submitted applications but were not properly filed on the date the cap was reached, MBLE will apply their fees to a future examination.  Filing for the July 2023 exam, to be held in Columbia, will open on February 1, 2023.



Seating Capacity Cap for February 2023 Missouri Bar Examination


To prevent the number of applicants for the Missouri February 2023 UBE from exceeding the available seating capacity for testing, the Missouri Board of Law Examiners will impose a cap on the maximum number of applications allowed to be submitted.  Applications will be accepted in the order received, up to the maximum number of 270

Filing for the February 2023 exam opened on September 1, 2022.  The filing deadline is October 1, 2022, with additional late deadline periods extending to December 31, 2022.  However, it is anticipated the cap will be reached prior to the final filing deadline.  At the time the capped number of properly filed applications is reached, no additional applications will be accepted. 

Properly filed applications must include the following submitted items:

  1. Exam application
  2. Character & Fitness application/update application
  3. Executed Authorization & Release form
  4. Exam fee payment in full


July 2022 Bar Exam Results & Ceremony - UPDATED 9/13/2022


RESULTS

Notice of results for the July 2022 bar examination will be posted to individual applicant user home pages the morning of Wednesday, September 14, 2022.  Results will not be given over the telephone, sent by fax or sent by e-mail.  Please do not call the board's office asking when results will be released.

 

LIST OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES

The names of successful candidates who have met all the admission requirements listed below will be released Wednesday, September 14, 2022.

Admission Requirements:

  • MBLE has received an official transcript verifying that the applicant has been awarded the J.D. degree;
  • MBLE has received the applicant’s certified score of not less than 80 on the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination;
  • MBLE has approved the applicant’s character and fitness;
  • MBLE has verified that the applicant is a citizen of the U.S., an immigrant alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the U.S. or an alien otherwise authorized to work lawfully in the U.S.;
  • Completion of the Missouri Educational Component Test on Missouri law; and
  • A passing examination score of at least 260.

 

ENROLLMENT CEREMONIES

An enrollment ceremony for individuals who pass the July 2022 bar examination and who have met all other requirements for admission to the bar will be held Friday, September 30, 2022.  The enrollment ceremony is the traditional welcome extended to new members of The Missouri Bar by the judges of the Supreme Court of Missouri, the officers of The Missouri Bar, and the members of the Missouri Board of Law Examiners.  Your attendance at the enrollment ceremony is anticipated. 

 

Please carefully review these instructions regarding the ceremony.  There will be multiple ceremonies, with the first starting at 9:00 AM in the Supreme Court of Missouri, 207 West High Street, Jefferson City. Registration for the Supreme Court enrollment ceremony will be at 7:45 AM on the State Capitol lawn.  Please note that you will need to pass through security at the entrance to the Supreme Court Building; you should plan accordingly.  Face masks will be optional. 

 

Courtroom Attire
Enrollees are expected to dress in business attire for ceremonies before the Supreme Court of Missouri.  Appropriate attire is a coat and tie, a dress, or a suit.  Revealing clothing and jeans are not appropriate attire.

 

Registration
Registration for the ceremony will begin at 7:45 AM on the South lawn of the State Capitol, directly across the street from the Supreme Court Building.  Enrollees will pick up their ceremony card at registration and then proceed to the Supreme Court building for their assigned ceremony. 

 

Inclement Weather:  In the event of inclement weather, registration will be held on the first-floor rotunda of the State Capitol.  Everyone is required to go through screening upon entry into the Capitol; you should plan accordingly.

 

To reduce the lines for registration, arrive at the time listed below based on the first letter of your last name.  Registration times are staggered to control the number of people passing through security at any given time.

 

A - D  7:45 AM
E - K  8:15 AM
L - R  8:45 AM
S - Z  9:15 AM

 

When you report for registration, you will be assigned a tentative time by which you must be in your seat for your assigned ceremony at the Supreme Court Building at 207 West High Street.  Access into the Supreme Court Building will be controlled by your ceremony color and number.  Times printed on your ceremony admittance card are only approximate times.  Please allow 30-40 minutes to walk from the Capitol to the Supreme Court, pass through security, and be seated in the assigned courtroom for your ceremony.  To assist us in crowd control, we ask that applicants and their guests not get in line to enter the Supreme Court Building until the Marshal calls your ceremony color and number.  Please communicate your ceremony color and number to your guests.

 

Parking

There is a public parking garage on Madison Street, two blocks east and one block north of the Supreme Court Building.  In addition, coin-operated meter parking is available throughout the downtown area.  There is no parking in the lot located behind the Supreme Court Building, which is reserved for the use of Supreme Court judges and personnel. 

 

Access for Individuals with Disabilities

The Missouri State Capitol complex is accessible to individuals with a disability.  Please see this link for information regarding the location of designated disabled parking areas.

 

The Ceremony

The bar enrollment ceremony begins with the opening of Court.  After the judges take their seat, a member of the Missouri Board of Law Examiners welcomes those in attendance and moves the Court to admit all the applicants to The Missouri Bar.  Thereafter, a representative of The Missouri Bar welcomes the applicants and seconds the motion for admittance.  The Chief Justice then administers the oath and directs the Missouri Board of Law Examiners to issue the licenses. Each applicant is called by name and must accept his or her license individually.  The ceremony concludes with the closing of Court.

 

The Roll of Attorneys

Newly admitted enrollees should sign the Roll of Attorneys.  This book contains the names of all attorneys enrolled by this Court, and you should be certain that your name is included.  You may sign the Roll either before or after the ceremony in the lobby of the Supreme Court Building.

 

Photographs

Photographs are allowed during the ceremony.  If you plan to take pictures in the Missouri Supreme Court Library on this occasion, please know that nothing in the Court library may be moved or used as props without the approval from a member of the library staff.  No liquids will be allowed in the library without a lid.

 

Security - Supreme Court Building

Applicants must present photo I.D. and their ceremony admittance card at the security checkpoint.  Guests will be required to comply with security procedures in order to enter the Supreme Court Building, including passing through a metal detector.  Cellular telephones are allowed in the Supreme Court Building in order to take pictures and videos only.  No voice calls are allowed on the second floor of the Supreme Court Building including in the Courtrooms at any time.

 

Ceremony Assignments

The oath is administered to up to 55 applicants per ceremony, with each ceremony lasting approximately 20 minutes. The first ceremony will start at 9:00 a.m.  At registration you will be given a ceremony admittance card.  The admittance card will state the approximate time of your ceremony, the Courtroom to which you should report, and your seat number.  There will be numbered seats at the front of the Courtroom, and you should proceed to your assigned seat in the Courtroom indicated -- Division I or Division II -- when directed.  Specific instructions concerning the ceremony will be given in the Courtroom prior to the start of each ceremony.  Please note that ceremony times listed on the ceremony admittance card are approximate.

 

Federal Court Ceremony

The United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri will conduct an enrollment ceremony for those applicants who plan to practice in the U.S. District Court.  Review this information for details.

 

ADMISSION PROCESS FOR THOSE NOT ATTENDING THE CEREMONY

Eligible candidates who do not attend the enrollment ceremony may complete the admission process by taking the oath and completing the verification form.  All individuals who pass the July 2022 bar examination and who meet all other requirements for admission to The Missouri Bar will be sent an e-mail with specific instructions for taking the oath of admission, as set out in Rule 8.15.  Please review this MBLE webpage for detailed information regarding the oath requirements and instructions for completing the verification form once eligible.

 



July 2022 Examination Results Released


Congratulations to the applicants who passed the bar examination and have met all other admission requirements; a link to the list of their names can be found below.  The names of applicants who passed the bar examination but did not complete all eligibility requirements for admission within the prescribed time period are NOT included in this list. 

Additional admission requirements for exam applicants include the following: (1) receipt by the Missouri Board of Law Examiners of an official transcript verifying that the applicant has been awarded the J.D. degree; (2) receipt by the board of the applicant’s certified score of not less than 80 on the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination; (3) approval by the board of the applicant’s character and fitness; (4) verification by the board that the applicant is a citizen of the U.S., an immigrant alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the U.S., or an alien otherwise authorized to work lawfully in the U.S.; and (5) completion of the Missouri Educational Component Test on Missouri law.

Results have been posted to the homepage of each applicant.

The list of successful candidates who have completed all requirements for admission can be found here.

The detailed examination statistics can be found here.