UPDATED (3/23/2020) Information about Bar Admissions and COVID-19
The Missouri Board of Law Examiners (MBLE) is closely monitoring developments regarding COVID-19, and continuing to adjust operations based on the most recent guidelines to combat the spread of the disease. Contingency plans have been implemented and staff continue to process applications for admission and character and fitness review.
MBLE will release results for the February 2020 bar exam on April 15, 2020, as scheduled. There are no plans at this time to cancel or alter the July 2020 bar exam, and all deadlines for applications remain in place. Contingency plans are being developed in coordination with the National Conference of Bar Examiners and other jurisdictions in the event it is not possible to administer the July exam as scheduled. MBLE will post notices to the website regarding any cancellations or changes as a result of COVID-19.
Spring Attorney Enrollment Ceremony Cancelled
The Supreme Court of Missouri’s attorney enrollment ceremony scheduled for April 24, 2020, has been cancelled as a precautionary measure, consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The April ceremony will not be rescheduled. Eligible candidates may complete the admission process, however, by taking the oath and completing the verification form.
The Missouri Board of Law Examiners expects to release the results of the February 2020 bar examination on April 15, 2020. Individuals who pass the February 2020 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.
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.
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: 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.