NOTICE TO FEBRUARY 2015 BAR EXAM APPLICANTS - The February 2015 Bar exam is running as scheduled.
The February 2015 Bar Examination will be administered at the Gartin Justice Building, located 450 High Street in Jackson, MS on February 24 - 25, 2015 (Tuesday & Wednesday). Further details and information, including seating assignments, will be mailed out to all eligible February 2015 Bar Examination applicants by the first week of February.
FINGERPRINTS - Please note that all applicants are required to obtain and submit their fingerprints as part of the application process. We have provided a fingerprint card/sheet found at the following link that you can print off and have completed: Fingerprint Card
NCBE NUMBER - The NCBE Number was introduced in January 2012 as the unique identifier for an examinee's MBE score. Beginning with the February 2013 bar examination and for each subsequent bar examination, the NCBE Number will be required to register for the Mississippi Bar Examination and the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE). Click on the following link to register and request your NCBE Number:
Get an NCBE Number.
Contact information for the Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions
Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions
Carroll Gartin Justice Building
450 High Street, Suite 2027
Jackson, MS 39201
Phone - 601/576-4620
Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions
P. O. Box 1449
Jackson, MS 39215-1449
Fax - 601/576-4730
Staff Contact Information
Miranda Armstrong - Application Analyst (licensed notary) - email@example.com
Processes applications for all applicants whose last name begins with the letters A - L, as well as all application for Admission on Motion.
Denise Ricketson- Application Analyst - firstname.lastname@example.org
Processes applications for all applicants whose last name begins with the letters M - Z.
Linda B. Knight, Administrator - email@example.com
Oversees scheduling and administration of hearings, bar examinination, and publication of bar results.
Please read all instructions carefully on our website. It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure their application is completed in a timely manner. If an applicant does not complete his/her application within the time period required, their application may be dismissed. Our office does not refund any fees. The applicant will forfeit those funds if their application is dismissed. Please read all instructions carefully on our website. There are separate links on our website for applications and forms which you can use your computer to complete. These links are listed on the right in a light blue column on the first page of our website, and are as follows:
PLEASE NOTE: Paper versions of our applications are no longer available. There is a $25.00 online application fee for all applications listed below. You will be required to submit the $25.00 fee in addition to your application fee(s). (Please note that personal or business checks are not accepted. We require payment in the form of a money order, cashier’s check or certified check.) Cashier‘s checks, certified checks or money orders are to be made payable to the MS Board of Bar Admissions and must be submitted at the time your application is filed. Payments owed to the Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions may be combined and paid with one money order, cashier’s check or certified check.
Application for Registration as a Law Student (Law Student Application):
This link will take you to the Law Student Application and Instructions. The application and filing fee is to be filed on or before October 1st, immediately following completion of two (2) semesters of law school, or the equivalent thereof. Any person who does not comply with the October 1st deadline shall be permitted to file a late law student application upon payment of a late registration fee; however, the completed application must be filed with the Board on or before March 1st preceding the February examination deadline, or on or before August 1st preceding the July examination filing deadline of which applicant proposes to sit. NOTE: Those applicants who do not submit an Application for Registration as a Law Student and the requisite fee by either the regular or late filing deadline stated above must file an Examination Application and the requisite examination application fee at the time they apply, even though they may still be in law school.
July 2015 Bar Examination Application: This link will take you to the July 2015 Bar Exam Application and Instructions. (If you have previously filed an application with the Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions, e.g. an Application for Registration as a Law Student or Examination Application, please read below the instructions pertaining to the Application Update to see if you qualify to use it.)
July 2015 Application Update:
Complete this form if you have previously filed an application with the Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions. Please read the instructions included with the Application Update to see if you qualify to use it. Complete an Application Update if:
You filed an Application for Registration as a Law Student and are now updating that application in order to sit for the July 2015 Bar Exam; or
You previously filed an application with this office to sit for the Mississippi Bar Exam and were unsuccessful on the Bar Exam and you want to apply to take the July 2015 Bar Exam; or
You filed an application to sit for the February 2015 Bar Exam but requested a deferment to the July 2015 Bar Exam. You either want to apply to sit for the July 2015 Bar Exam or defer your application to the February 2016 Bar Exam.
Forms and Information about Accommodations: is a link to each of the forms listed in the applications which you may be required to complete, as well as an index card and information about testing accommodation requests. Once you complete the requisite forms, you must print them off, have the appropriate pages notarized, and submit it to the Board of Bar Admissions with the applicable fee, if any is due.
Admission on Motion Application: will take you to the Admission on Motion Instructions and Application, as well as a link that lists all the jurisdictions in the country with a notation as to whether or not Mississippi has reciprocity with the state. Eligibility for Admission on Motion in Mississippi is restricted to those who have practiced not less than five (5) years in a jurisdiction(s) that accept(s) Mississippi attorneys for admission without examination.
PLEASE NOTE: Review the list of jurisdictions with which Mississippi has a Reciprocal agreement for Admission on Motion. Applicants should review the rules of their jurisdiction pertaining to Admission on Motion. If the reciprocal jurisdiction’s rules are more stringent or exacting or contain other limitations, restrictions or conditions of admission, the admission of the applicant shall be governed by such rules. If you are licensed in more than one jurisdiction, the Board will determine where the majority of your practice has been conducted in order to determine if you are eligible for Admission on Motion. Attorneys who file an Admission on Motion application, but who are not eligible to do so, may transfer the application to the next scheduled bar exam or withdraw the application and forfeit all fees paid.
National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) Character and Fitness Application.
Any applicant who has lived outside the State of Mississippi for six (6) months (either consecutively or cumulatively) or longer after his/her eighteenth (18th) birthday (including residence for educational, employment, or military reasons), must complete an NCBE Character and Fitness Application and pay a fee to the NCBE. This fee is in addition to fees set forth in the schedule of fees due to the Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions and must be paid separately. DO NOT INCLUDE BOTH FEES IN ONE PAYMENT. The NCBE Character and Fitness Application must be completed and filed with our office at the same time you submit your Mississippi Application (whether an Application for Registration as a Law Student, Bar Exam Application, Application Update for the Bar Exam or an Application for Admission on Motion). For a list of fees and to complete the NCBE Character and Fitness Application, go to the National Conference of Bar Examiners’ website at http://www.ncbex.org./character-and-fitness/ . Please read and understand the requirements and instructions of this application. Support may be reached via the methods listed in the documentation. Once you complete the application, you must print it off and have it notarized. Then make two copies, keeping one copy for your records and submit the original and one copy of the NCBE Character and Fitness Application (with the appropriate payment made out to the NCBE) to our office at the same time you submit your Mississippi Application.