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The Maryland Law Component Subject Matter Outlines (MLC Outlines) are now available on the Maryland Law Component page of the Board’s website. The online portion of the Maryland Law Component will become available on July 1, 2019.

Applicants who are registered to take the July 2019 UBE in Maryland will receive information on accessing the Maryland Law Component by email on or about July 1.

Applicants and Petitioners who file a Notice of Intent to Take the UBE in Maryland, a Notice of Intent to Transfer a Qualifying UBE Score, or a Petition of Out-of-State Attorney for Admission Without Examination on or after July 1, 2019 will receive information by email on accessing the MLC within approximately one week of the date their Notice of Intent or Petition is marked as “Accepted” or “Filed” in eBar.


UBE SCORE TRANSFERS TO MARYLAND: On Monday, June 3, 2019 at approximately 1pm Eastern time, NCBE will begin accepting requests for UBE score transfers to Maryland.  NCBE’s UBE Score Services are available HERE.  Applicants transferring an MPRE score must create an account in eBar BEFORE initiating the transfer so that SBLE may record and acknowledge your transferred UBE score. New eBar users seeking to be admitted by UBE transfer score should select the user role “Uniform Bar Transfer” when creating an eBar account.  Existing eBar users who wish to change their role from UBE/General Bar Exam to the transfer role should make that request via email to SBLE@mdcourts.gov.  (PLEASE NOTE: The UBE Transfer user role will become available at approximately noon on Monday, June 3, 2019.)

Beginning June 4, 2019, UBE Transfer applicants will be able to create a Notice of Intent to Transfer a Qualifying UBE Score to Maryland AFTER receiving confirmation via eBar that SBLE has the qualifying UBE score. SBLE will accept Notices of Intent to Transfer a Qualifying UBE Score beginning on Monday, July 1, 2019. Transfer applicants must submit an official undergraduate transcript (showing conferral of a qualifying pre-legal degree), an official law school transcript (showing conferral of the qualifying legal degree), and a fully completed Character Questionnaire prior or contemporaneously with the Notice of Intent to Transfer a Qualifying UBE Score. (PLEASE NOTE: Scores earned at a state’s July 2016 administration of the UBE will be valid for transfer to Maryland until July 31, 2019.  Applicants seeking to transfer a July 2016 UBE score to Maryland must cause SBLE to receive the signed, hard-copy Notice of Intent to Transfer a Qualifying UBE Score by 4:30pm on July 31, 2019. (College and law school transcripts, completed Character Questionnaires, and NCBE score reports must precede or accompany the Notice of Intent in order for SBLE to accept the score transfer.)



Welcome. The State Board of Law Examiners coordinates the receipt and filing of applications for admission to the Maryland bar, administers the bar examination in Maryland, investigates the legal competence and character and fitness of persons who seek a license to practice law in the state courts of Maryland, and recommends to the Court of Appeals of Maryland those candidates qualified for admission to the Maryland bar.

This site is designed to provide helpful information to understand the process for bar admission in Maryland and to assist you in the application process. It is our experience that applicants who read the information thoroughly, ask questions early, and apply early find that the bar admissions process is very manageable. Good luck in your pursuit to become an attorney in Maryland. In the event you need to contact us, our information is provided in the banner.