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UPDATED STATEMENT ON MARYLAND’S TRANSITION TO THE UNIFORM BAR EXAMINATION - By Rules Order dated December 4, 2018, the Court of Appeals adopted Rules regarding Maryland’s transition to the Uniform Bar Examination. Please click on the “Bar Admission Rules” link in the left-hand menu for more information on the Rules that will apply to individual applicants based on when they passed or will pass a bar examination in Maryland.

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.