Bar Admissions

REGISTRATION FOR THE FEBRUARY 2024 EXAM IS NOW OPEN!
Deadline dates are as follows:
Regular deadline- September 1, 2023
Late deadline- November 1, 2023

• Interested applicants must submit a signed, notarized copy of their full application in addition to submitting an online application, by the prescribed deadlines.
• If you experience technical issues with the online application, contact our IT department at helpdesk2@courts.ms.gov.
•If you have general questions regarding an application, contact the bar admissions office at baradmissions@mssc.state.ms.us.

JULY 2023 MISSISSIPPI BAR EXAM
July 25-26, 2023

Examination Location:
Jackson Convention Complex
105 E. Pascagoula Street
Jackson, MS 39201

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Hotel Accommodations:
The Westin Jackson
407 South Congress Street
Jackson, MS 39201
Nightly Rate: $179.00

For group rate, contact Nadia Radowick at Nadia.radowick@westinjackson.com

For additional hotels in Jackson, please visit https://www.visitjackson.com/where-to-stay/

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The Mississippi Bar hosts a Bar Admissions ceremony in the spring and fall. (Note: The Mississippi Bar is a separate agency from the Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions and any questions regarding the Bar Admissions ceremony need to be directed to The Mississippi Bar.) Dates and locations of each ceremony may be found at the following link:

https://www.msbar.org/inside-the-bar/young-lawyers-division/yld-programs-events/bar-admissions-ceremony/


NOTICE

All applications must be completed online. To file an application, your completed online application must be printed, signed, notarized, and submitted to the MBBA to be received in the MBBA office on or before the applicable filing deadline. Links to all applications, forms and the Rules Governing Admission to the MS Bar are listed under “Bar Admissions” on the left side of this webpage.

For any questions or concerns with completing the online application, please contact the bar admissions staff at barexamweb@courts.ms.gov.

There is an additional $25.00 application fee for all applications. The $25.00 fee can be combined in the same payment with your application filing fee. (Please note that personal or business checks are not accepted.) Money orders or cashier‘s checks are to be made payable to the MS Board of Bar Admissions and must be submitted at the time you file your application.

LAPTOP TESTING is available for the MS Bar Examination. There is an additional fee for applicants who wish to use their laptop to type their answers to the Essays and Performance Test during the administration of the MS Bar Examination. This fee is payable directly to ExamSoft. The fee is currently $113.00, but may be subject to change. A notice with instructions will be sent to each applicant who completes and submits an Examination Application and Form 8-B Laptop User Release. Applicants will be provided with instructions on registration of their laptop, steps to download Examplify, and then take and upload a mock exam. Applicants who have not registered with Examplify and completed the Mock Exam within the deadline established will not be allowed to use their laptop computer for that examination and will be required to hand write their answers.

The MS Board of Bar Admissions does not refund any fees. Applicants whose application is, either voluntarily or involuntarily, dismissed will automatically forfeit all previously paid fees.

***See application links for applicable fees***

Please read all instructions carefully on our website. It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure his/her application is completed in a timely manner. If an applicant does not complete his/her application within the time period required, his/her application may be dismissed.

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, which can be found at the following link, which 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. The NCBE Number is 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.