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The July 2019 UBE - Exam in Maryland session is now available in eBar. Follow the instructions given on the “Admission by UBE – Test in Maryland (July 2019)” page of the Board’s website to create, submit online and file your Notice of Intent to Take the UBE in Maryland for July 2019. The filing deadline is May 20, 2019 at 4:30pm. PLEASE NOTE: eBar contains numerous references to the “Maryland General Bar Examination” Those references will persist as SBLE continues transitioning its systems to the UBE. You may safely assume that all references to the “Maryland General Bar Examination” do in fact refer to the “UBE in Maryland” for July 2019 and beyond. Applicants who create a Notice of Intent for July 2019 will be seated for the UBE.


Applicants seeking to transfer a Qualifying MPRE Score to Maryland may do so via NCBE’s Score Services beginning on Friday, March 8, 2019 at approximately 1pm Eastern Time. Applicants transferring an MPRE score are encouraged to create an account in eBar before initiating the transfer so that SBLE may acknowledge receipt of your transferred MPRE score. NCBE’s Score Services are available in your NCBE account HERE.

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.