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Rules Regulating Admission to the Bar in Missouri

You are responsible to read and understand the Rule 13 - Legal Assistance by Law Students.

You can only have one pending application form on your User Home Page at one time. For example, if you start a Rule 13 application you must submit it electronically before you can start a bar exam application.

Electronic Communications

All information and announcements are posted on our website at 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 and to your e-mail address book.

Filing Deadlines & Fees

There is no filing deadline for submitting a Rule 13 Certification application. However, it does require the applicant be enrolled in law school. The fee is $50. Please do not wait until your graduation date to complete the application and mail the paper documents!

Required for Proper Application Filing

For your application to be properly filed, you must submit the electronic application, Supervisor Affidavit, Dean Certification and prescribed filing fee. The filing fee (if paid by check), Supervisor Affidavit and Dean Certification must be provided in one submission (i.e. in the same mailing envelope). 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.

1. Rule 13 Application - Complete and submit the electronic portion of your application. Do not submit the electronic application in paper form.

2. Supervisor Affidavit & Dean Certification
a) Print the Supervisor Affidavit for your supervisor to complete and return to you
b) Print the Dean Certification for your dean to complete and return to you
c) Mail both forms together in the same mailing envelope as your filing fee (if paying by money order or cashier’s check) or upload the forms if paying by credit card. After submitting your application electronically, click the "Upload New Document" button located in the bottom right corner of your user home page. Upload each document separately as individual documents.

3. Filing Fee - Pay the $50 filing fee
a) By credit card or debit card when submitting your application electronically and uploading the affidavit and certification,
b) Send a money order, cashier’s check, corporate check or law firm check made payable to "Clerk of the Supreme Court" in the same envelope as the Supervisor Affidavit & Dean Certification. Print your name on the check exactly as it appears on your application in order to ensure proper credit. Unacceptable forms of payment include cash, personal checks and traveler’s checks. All fees are non-refundable.

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

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