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Bar Applications

Any person seeking admission to the Louisiana Bar shall apply to the Committee on Bar Admissions AND shall request that the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) prepare a character report.

Reapplications

Applicants who have previously applied to sit for the Louisiana Bar Examination.

Requirements:

  • Register for the Bar Exam ($875)

    • Complete Online Bar Exam Application Form
    • Print, Notarize and Mail-In Affadavit
    • Print and Mail-In Paper Bar Examination Application Form
    • Print Authorization and Release Form
  • Character and Fitness (Third Party Fees Apply

    If Your Character and Fitness Report is over 2 years old:

    All applicants are also required to complete the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) application, which can be completed online. If your most recent NCBE Application for Character Report is less than two years old, complete the Bar Examination Application and Affadavit according to the instructions. All other re-applicants must submit a new NCBE request for Preparation of a Character Report. Read More »

  • Louisiana Specific Criminal Background Form

    Additionally, applicants are required to undergo fingerprinting and a state and federal criminal background check. The process can be initiated at the Louisiana State Police office or a local law enforcement agency. More information is available here ».

  • Pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) (Third Party Fees Apply)

    All applicants are also required to score at least an 80 on the MPRE exam. The MPRE is administered on the NCBE's behalf by the Law School Admissions Council (LASC). A passing score is valid for 5 years. Please contact the MPRE Records Department at (319) 337-1304 or at mpre.score@act.org to release your score to Louisiana after taking the exam. Read More »

ADA Accommodations: Requests for accommodations under the ADA must be received on or before November 1 for the February bar exam or on or before February 1 for the July bar exam. Please click here for more info on ADA and/or courtesy accommodations.

News

  • May 2017 Office Schedule

    The Committee on Bar Admissions office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. central time. During the month of May, the office will be closed on the following day(s): Monday, May 29

  • Five Time Exam Limit Reinstated

    The provision in La. Sup. Ct. Rule XVII limiting applicants to five attempts to pass the examination which was temporarily suspended has been reinstated..Read More

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Keep your Contact Information Up-To-Date!

It is the applicant's responsibility to notify the Committee on Bar Admissions of any mailing address, telephone number or email address changes! This information can be updated online under the 'My Account' portal.