July 2023 Bar Exam Results & Enrollment Ceremony - updated September 13, 2023
Notice of results for the July 2023 bar examination will be posted to individual applicant user home pages the morning of Wednesday, September 13, 2023. 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.
LIST OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES
The names of successful candidates who have met all the admission requirements listed below will be released Wednesday, September 13, 2023.
- MBLE has received an official transcript verifying that the applicant has been awarded the J.D. degree;
- MBLE has received the applicant’s certified score of not less than 80 on the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination;
- MBLE has approved the applicant’s character and fitness;
- MBLE has verified 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.;
- Completion of the Missouri Educational Component Test on Missouri law; and
- A passing examination score of at least 260.
An enrollment ceremony for individuals who pass the July 2023 bar examination and who have met all other requirements for admission to the bar will be held Friday, September 29, 2023. The 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 the ceremony. There will be multiple ceremonies, with the first starting at 9:00 AM in the Supreme Court of Missouri, 207 West High Street, Jefferson City. Registration for the Supreme Court enrollment ceremony will be at 7:45 AM on the State Capitol lawn. Please note that you will need to pass through security at the entrance to the Supreme Court Building; you should plan accordingly. Face masks will be optional.
Enrollees are expected to dress in business attire for ceremonies 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 for the ceremony will begin at 7:45 AM on the South lawn of the State Capitol, directly across the street from the Supreme Court Building. Enrollees will pick up their ceremony card at registration and then proceed to the Supreme Court building for their assigned ceremony.
Inclement Weather: In the event of inclement weather, registration will be held on the first-floor rotunda of the State Capitol. Everyone is required to go through screening upon entry into the Capitol; 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.
There is a public parking garage on Madison Street, two blocks east and one block north of the Supreme Court Building. In addition, coin-operated meter parking is available throughout the downtown area. Those using parking meters may also download a parking app to pay by credit card. The app is called Passport Parking, and it is available on both Apple's App Store and Google Play. There is no parking in the lot located behind the Supreme Court Building, which is reserved for the use of Supreme Court judges and personnel.
Access for Individuals with Disabilities
The Missouri State Capitol complex is accessible to individuals with a disability. Please see this link for information regarding the location of designated disabled parking areas.
The bar enrollment ceremony begins with the opening of Court. After the judges take their seat, a member of the Missouri Board of Law Examiners welcomes those in attendance and moves the Court to admit all 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
Newly admitted enrollees 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 in the lobby of the Supreme Court Building.
Photographs are allowed during the ceremony. 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.
Security - Supreme Court Building
Applicants must present photo I.D. and their ceremony admittance 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.
The oath is administered to each new enrollee 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.
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. Click HERE for more information.
ADMISSION PROCESS FOR THOSE NOT ATTENDING THE CEREMONY
Eligible candidates who do not attend the enrollment ceremony may complete the admission process by taking the oath and completing the verification form. All individuals who pass the July 2023 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.
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