UPDATE FOR MAY 12, 2023 - As of Friday, May 12, 2023, Applicants are strongly cautioned not rely on the United States Postal Service for timely delivery of bar application materials to the Board’s office to meet the upcoming deadline of Monday, May 22, 2023 for the July 2023 UBE in Maryland. APPLICANTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO USE UPS, FEDEX, OR ANOTHER COMMERCIAL CARRIER, OR TO DELIVER THEIR APPLICATION MATERIALS IN PERSON.  Materials sent by U.S. Postal Service that arrive after the May 22, 2023 filing deadline will be considered late and the Board will require applicants to show good cause pursuant to Board Rule 2 before accepting such materials.

Driving/walking directions to SBLE’s Offices

UPDATE FOR APRIL 11, 2023 - The July 2023 UBE Notice of Intent filing period is now open. The deadline to file the required hard copy Notice of Intent to take the July 2023 UBE in Maryland is Monday, May 22, 2023.

Portability of Scores Earned on the October 2020 Remote Bar Exam in Maryland

Applicants who took the October 2020 Remote Bar Exam in one of the reciprocal jurisdictions listed above may apply for admission in Maryland under the rules pertaining to the transfer of UBE scores. See the Admission by UBE Transfer (UBT) page of this website for more information.

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 Supreme Court 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.