Applicants must read and acknowledge their understanding of the information and instructions.
INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS - ADMISSION BY UBE SCORE TRANSFER
Rules Regulating Admission to the Bar in Missouri
You are responsible to read and understand the Rules Regulating Admission to the Bar in Missouri.
All information and announcements are posted on our website at www.mble.org. You are expected to regularly visit the
MBLE web site to review the announcements and information posted there. MBLE corresponds with applicants primarily via e-mail. You are required to
maintain a current e-mail address and mailing address on your personal MBLE Registration Account, and to regularly read all mail from this office,
whether sent electronically or by postal service. It is your responsibility to ensure that e-mails from MBLE are not filtered as spam and to add
@courts.mo.gov and @mble.org to your e-mail address book.
You will be asked in the application for the bar examination to provide your NCBE number. Request an NCBE number online at http://www.ncbex.org/ncbe-number/.
Once you have a NCBE number you will use the same number no matter where you are sitting for the MBE.
Filing Deadlines & Fees
There is no filing deadline for submitting an application for admission by UBE score transfer. The fee is $1,240. Filing fees are not refundable even if
you withdraw your application.
Review the fee schedule here »
Proper Application Filing Process
For your application to be properly filed, you must submit the electronic application, prescribed filing fee, authorization and release form and transfer
a UBE score of at least 260 attained within the preceding five years. If you fail to complete the Filing Process within six months of submission of the electronic application, you will be required to submit an entirely new application as if applying for the first time.
Individuals applying for admission by UBE Transfer may apply without a UBE score at the time of application if they have a pending (concurrent) application to take the UBE in another jurisdiction. Concurrent applicants must meet all requirements of Rule 8.09 and UBE scores must be received by the board no later than December 31 for a score earned the preceding July exam and no later than June 30 for a score earned the preceding February exam. A copy of the pending application in another UBE jurisdiction must be submitted to be eligible for UBE transfer as a concurrent applicant.
1. Application - Complete and submit the electronic portion of your application. Do not submit the electronic application in paper form.
2. Filing Fee - Pay the prescribed filing fee, either by credit card, debit card, or send a money order, cashier's check, corporate check
or law firm check made payable to "Clerk of the Supreme Court." Print your name on the check exactly as it appears in the
application in order to ensure proper credit. Unacceptable forms of payment include cash, personal checks and traveler's checks. All fees are
3. Authorization and Release form - Print the A&R form and sign it in the presence of a notary. The properly signed and notarized A&R must be received by mail or upload before your application will be accepted for filing. Your application will not be accepted for filing until a signed and notarized A&R is received.
Once you have submitted your application electronically, you may also upload the signed and notarized Authorization and Release form, in PDF, by clicking on the "Upload New Document" button located in the bottom right corner of your user home page. Uploaded picture/PNG/JPG files will not be accepted.
4. Transferred UBE Score - Submit to the Board's office your official UBE score of at least 260 attained within the preceding five years or pursuant to Rule 8.09(b)(concurrent application). Instructions for submitting a request can be found on the UBE Score Transcript Services page on the NCBE's web site.
Mailing the documents -
For U.S. Postal Service regular delivery:
Missouri Board of Law Examiners
P.O. Box 104236
Jefferson City MO 65110-4236
Certified mail, delivery service (FedEx/UPS) or personal delivery
Missouri Board of Law Examiners
1700 Jefferson Street
Jefferson City MO 65109
External documents -Many additional documents, beyond the application form, are required to complete your application and admissions file.
We refer to these as "external documents." External documents are documents that are required based upon your answers in the application form and which you
typically must obtain from some third party. Examples of external documents include your driver's license records, electronic fingerprints, police
reports, court records, etc. The A&R form and fee are NOT external documents.
External documents can be submitted before, concurrent with, or after filing of your application. While we do not require that external documents be
submitted at the time the application is filed, the decision as to your character and fitness and eligibility for admission will be delayed until we have
received all required external documents. Therefore, it is in your best interest to submit all required external documents in a timely manner, preferably
with the paper portions of your application. It is helpful if you include a cover letter with the paper portion of your application listing any missing
external documents and the date we can expect to receive those.
All external documents, with exception to certificates of status and disciplinary statements, can be uploaded after submitting your application electronically by clicking the
"Upload New Document" button located in the bottom right corner of your user home page.
Required for proper filing of application:
1. Electronic application forms completed and submitted.
2. A&R signed in presence of notary and mailed or uploaded.
3. Filing fee paid by credit card, debit card, cashier's check, money order, corporate check or law firm check.
4. Official UBE Score Transcript certified to the Board's office by the National Conference of Bar Examiners. Concurrent applicants see 8.09(b).
Required to fully complete application so character and fitness can be determined:
5. Official driver's record(s) that include your history of any traffic violations and administrative actions as requested in Question 2
of the Application for Character and Fitness Report. This can also be uploaded from your user home page.
6. Submission of fingerprints. Register online at MACHS with our Agency registration number: 2948. Instructions for applicants living outside of Missouri.
7. All other external documents requested in the application. With the exception of certificates of status, disciplinary statements and official law school transcripts, all external documents can be uploaded as individual documents from your user home page.
Required to fully complete your file so eligibility for admission can be determined:
8. Official transcript showing date your J.D. degree was awarded mailed directly to the Board's office from the law school or emailed directly from the law school to firstname.lastname@example.org. No "issued to student" transcripts will be accepted.
9. Certified birth certificate, certified Consular Report of Birth, a copy of Certificate of Citizenship evidencing your status as U.S.
citizen, or a legible copy of both sides of the US. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) document evidencing your status as a naturalized citizen,
a lawful permanent resident, or an alien authorized to work in the U.S. This can also be uploaded from your user home page.
10. If applicable, a Certificate of Status from the licensing authority and a Disciplinary History Statement from the disciplinary
authority of each U.S. jurisdiction (State, territory or the District of Columbia) or foreign jurisdiction where you currently are or ever have been
admitted to practice law as requested in Questions 9 of the Application for Character and Fitness Report. The statement from the disciplinary authority must include a verification that you are not the subject of any pending disciplinary complaints.
11. MPRE score of not less than 80 certified to our office by the National Conference of Bar Examiners.
12. Signed Certificate of Completion showing that you have taken and passed the Missouri Educational Component Test (MECT). This can also be uploaded from your user home page.