Bar Admissions

February 2019 Bar Exam Application

All applications that are completed, whether it is the Bar Exam Application, or Application Update, must be printed, notarized and submitted to the Board of Bar Admissions office, along with the requisite fee for the application you are submitting. Completed applications and the requisite fee must be received in the Board’s office on or before the appropriate filing deadlines.

If you have previously submitted an application to the Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions, you are not eligible to complete the Bar Exam Application and will need to complete an Application Update for the Bar Exam. For any questions or concerns with completing the online application, please contact the bar admissions staff at barexamweb@courts.ms.gov.

Fees: All fees should be made payable to the Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions and must be paid in the form of a Money order or certified check. Applicant’s hand delivering their application may pay in cash, however, it must be in the exact amount. Personal or business checks will not be accepted.

Applications must be received in the Board’s office on or before September 1st , accompanied by a fee of $850.00 (this is comprised of $825.00 Examination Application Fee plus a $25.00 Application Form Fee and can be paid together). Any applicant who fails to file a timely Application, may file a late Application from September 2nd to November 1st, accompanied by a filing fee of $1,050.00 (this is comprised of $1,025.00 Examination Application Fee plus a $25.00 Application Form Fee and can be paid together). Please note: When an Application is filed later than the prescribed deadlines the Board may act, but shall not be required to act, upon such application in time to permit the applicant to take such approaching examination.

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 a NCBE Character and Fitness Application, in addition to the Bar Examination Application, and pay a fee to the NCBE. Please see fee list on the NCBE website. This fee is in addition to fees due to the Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions and must be paid separately. DO NOT INCLUDE BOTH NCBE and MBBA FEES IN ONE PAYMENT. If you are required to complete the NCBE Character and Fitness Application, it must be submitted, along with the requisite fee, at the same time you submit your Bar Examination Application.

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