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July 2014 Bar Exam Application


Applications for the July 2014 bar examination will be available on February 1.  Applications that are submitted after the last filing deadline of May 31, 2014 will not be acceptable for the July 2014 exam.

The board has provided additional information about the bar examination. Preview the bar exam instructions, the bar exam applications, and the applications for character and fitness report. The instructions will list the paper items that must be postmarked by the filing deadline in order for the application to be submitted timely.  Please consult the Fee Schedule for the application filing fees and their corresponding filing deadlines.



February 2014 Exam Results & Enrollment Ceremony


The February 2014 exam results will be released AFTER 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.  The names of successful candidates who have met all admission requirements at that time will be posted here. Notice of results will be posted to individual applicant user home pages on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.  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.

 

Individuals who pass the bar examination and who have met all other requirements for admission to the bar are expected to attend the enrollment ceremony to be held at the Supreme Court of Missouri on Friday, April 25, 2014, 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 Board of Law Examiners.  Your attendance at the enrollment ceremony is anticipated.  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 for men and a dress or suit for women.  Revealing clothing and jeans are not appropriate attire.   More details will follow closer to the release of exam results.   



February 2014 Examination Results Released


The names of applicants who passed the bar examination but have not yet completed all other requirements for admission are NOT published.  These requirements 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 will be posted to the home page of each applicant on April 16, 2014.  Results will not be sent by fax or e-mail and will not be released over the telephone.  

The pass rate is 80.53%.  Here is the list of successful candidates who have completed all requirements for admission.

Here are detailed examination statistics.



Enrollment Ceremony Details - Friday, April 25, 2014


Individuals who pass the February 2014 bar examination and who have met all other requirements for admission to the bar are expected to attend the enrollment ceremony to be held at the Supreme Court of Missouri, 207 West High Street,  Jefferson City, on Friday, April 25, 2014, 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 for men and a dress or suit for women.  Revealing clothing and jeans are not appropriate attire.

Registration


Registration for the ceremony will be on the first floor of the Capitol, directly across the street from the Supreme Court Building.  To reduce the lines for registration, it is critical that you arrive no earlier and no later.  Registration times are staggered to control the number of people passing through security at any given time.  

 Report for registration at the time listed below based on the first letter of your last name.

 

 

7:45 AM

A - K

8:15 AM

L -  Z

   

 

Your assigned registration time is not your ceremony time. 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 Marshall calls your ceremony color and number.  Please communicate your ceremony color and number to your guests.

 

Security

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 handicapped individuals. 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.

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.