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July 2019 Examination Results Released


Congratulations to the applicants who passed the bar examination and have met all other admission requirements; a 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 the below 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 home page 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.
 



NOTICE: Updated Fee Schedule Effective January 1, 2019


On November 1, 2018, the Supreme Court of Missouri issued an order updating the Board of Law Examiners' Fee Schedule.  The new fee schedule is effective January 1, 2019.   The changes are under section C of the fee schedule, which will impact bar examination applicants beginning with the July 2019 exam in Missouri. 



NOTICE: New Rule 8.106, Temporary Admission for Attorney Spouses of Active Duty Military


On September 5, 2018, the Supreme Court of Missouri issued an  Order adopting Rule 8.106 (Temporary Admission for Attorney Spouses of Active Duty Military), effective January 1, 2019.  Information about the rule is available on the Missouri Board of Law Examiners (MBLE) website for review at www.mble.org.   Electronic applications may be submitted as of January 1, 2019, upon creation of a MBLE registration account at https://www.mble.org/displayregister.action.  

 

 



Enrollment Ceremony Details - Friday, September 27, 2019


Individuals who pass the July 2019 bar examination and who met all other requirements for admission to the bar within the prescribed time period are expected to attend the enrollment ceremony to be held at the Supreme Court of Missouri, 207 West High Street,  Jefferson City, on Friday, September 27, 2019, to take the Oath of Admission. The Missouri Bar 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 attendance at the ceremony.
 

Courtroom Attire

You are expected to dress in business attire for the enrollment ceremony 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 be at 7:45 AM on the first floor of the Capitol, directly across the street from the Supreme Court Building.   Please note that you will need to pass through security at the entrances of the Capitol and the Supreme Court Building.  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.

 

Security - Supreme Court Building

Applicants must present photo I.D. and their ceremony admitance 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 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 and admittance into the Supreme Court Building is controlled by your ceremony color and number. 
 

Parking

You should NOT park in the parking lot located behind the Supreme Court Building which is reserved for the use of Supreme Court Judges and personnel. There is a public parking garage on Madison Street, two blocks east and one block north of the Supreme Court Building. In addition, meter parking is available on various streets downtown.
 

Access for Individuals With Disabilities

The Missouri Supreme Court Building is accessible to individuals with a disability. Handicap parking is available and two separate entrances are wheelchair accessible. In addition, the Courtrooms are accessible via elevator. Please contact the Marshal at 573-751-2117 for handicap parking information, directions to accessible entrances and for other assistance.

The Ceremony

The bar enrollment ceremony begins with the opening of Court. After the Judges enter, a member of the Missouri Board of Law Examiners welcomes the applicants and moves the Court to admit 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

While at the Supreme Court Building, you 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.

Library Photographs

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.

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. 



NOTICE: Amendment to Rule 8.09, Admission By Transferred UBE Score


On December 4, 2018, the Supreme Court of Missouri issued an  Order amending Rule 8.09 (Admission by Transferred Uniform Bar Examination Score), effective  January 1, 2019.   The Order changes the maximum time period to transfer a qualifying UBE score attained in another jurisdiction from 24 months to five years preceding the date the application is properly submitted in Missouri.