Bar Qualifications – BYU J. Reuben Clark Law School

Bar Qualifications

In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction.  Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction.  Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

State Bar Website Links: 
Please see the listed websites for more information regarding the application process and requirements in each jurisdiction.

Alabama:
Phone number: (334) 269-1515
Address: Alabama Board of Bar Examiners
Alabama State Bar
P.O. Box 671
Montgomery, AL 36101
Website: http://www.alabar.org/admissions/
Alaska:
Phone number: (907) 272-0279
Address: Alaska Committee of Law Examiners
Alaska Bar Association
P.O. Box 100279
Anchorage, AK 99510-0279
Website: http://www.alaskabar.org/index.jsp
Arizona:
Phone number: (602) 340-0371
Address: Committee on Examinations and Character and Fitness
1501 W. Washington, Suite 104
Phoenix, AZ 85007-3222
Website: http://www.azcourts.gov/cld/AttorneyAdmissions.aspx
Arkansas:
Phone number: (501) 374-1855
Address: Arkansas Office of Professional Programs
2100 Riverfront Drive, Suite 110
Little Rock, Arkansas 72202
Website: https://courts.arkansas.gov/administration/professional-
programs/bar-exam
California:
Phone number: 415-538-2300 (SF)
213-765-1500 (LA)
Address: State Bar of California
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
OR
State Bar of California
1149 South Hill Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Website: http://admissions.calbar.ca.gov/
Colorado:
Phone number: (303) 866-6626
Address: Colorado Supreme Court
Board of Law Examiners
1560 Broadway, Suite 1820
Denver, CO 80202
Website: http://www.coloradosupremecourt.us/BLE/ble_home.htm
Connecticut:
Phone number: (860) 706-536
Address: Connecticut Bar Examining Committee
100 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Website: http://www.jud.state.ct.us/CBEC/instadmisap.htm
Delaware:
Phone number: 302-577-7038
Address: Board of Bar Examiners of the Supreme Court of Delaware
Carvel State Office Building
820 North French Street, 11th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801
Website: http://courts.state.de.us/bbe/
District of Columbia:
Phone number: (202) 879-2710
Address: District of Columbia Court of Appeals
Committee on Admissions
430 E Street NW, Room 123
Washtington, DC 20001
Website: http://www.dccourts.gov/internet/appellate/admincommittee
/main.jsf
Florida:
Phone number: (850) 487-1292
Address: Florida Board of Bar Examiners
1891 Eider Court
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Website: http://www.floridabarexam.org/
Georgia:
Phone number: (404) 656-3490
Address: Georgia Office of Bar Admissions
244 Washington Street, SW
Suite 440
Atlanta, GA 30334
Website: https://www.gabaradmissions.org/home
Hawaii:
Phone number: (808) 539-4977
Address: Supreme Court of Hawai’i
Ali’i’olani Hale
417 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813-2912
Website: http://www.courts.state.hi.us/legal_references
/bar_application.html
Idaho:
Phone number: (208) 334-4500
Address: Idaho State Bar
P.O. Box 895
Boise, ID 83701
Website: http://isb.idaho.gov/general/menu_admissions.html
Illinois:
Phone number: (217) 522-5917
Address: Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar
625 South College Street
Springfield, Illinois 62704
Website: https://www.ilbaradmissions.org/home
Indiana:
Phone number: (317) 232-2552
Address: Indiana State Board of Law Examiners
30 S. Meridian St., Suite 875
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Website: http://www.in.gov/judiciary/ble/index.htm
Iowa:
Phone number: (515) 725-8029
Address: Office of Professional Regulation
Judicial Branch Building, Second Floor
1111 East Court Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50319
Website: http://www.iowacourtsonline.org/For_Attorneys/Bar_Information__Admissions/Bar_Exam_Schedule_Fees__Applications/
Kansas:
Phone number: (785) 296-8410
Address: Kansas Board of Law Examiners
Kansas Judicial Center
301 SW 10th Avenue, Room 374
Topeka, Kansas 66612
Website: http://www.kscourts.org/appellate-clerk/Board-of-Law-
Examiners/
Kentucky:
Phone number: (859) 246-2381
Address: Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions
1510 Newtown Pike, Suite 156
Lexington, KY 40511
Website: http://www.kyoba.org/
Louisiana:
Phone number: (504) 836-2420
Address: Louisiana Committee on Bar Admissions
2800 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 310
Metairie, LA 70002
Website: http://www.lascba.org/
Maine:
Phone number: (207) 623-2464
Address: Maine Board of Bar Examiners
P.O. Box 140
Augusta, ME 04332
Website: http://www.mainebarexaminers.org/
Maryland:
Phone number: (410) 260-3640
Address: Maryland State Board of Law Examiners
2011F Commerce Park Drive
Annapolis, MD 21401
Website: http://www.courts.state.md.us/ble/index.html
Massachusetts:
Phone number: (617) 557-1050
Address: Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners
One Pemberton Square, Suite 1300
Boston, MA 02108
Website: http://www.mass.gov/bbe/
Michigan:
Phone number: (517) 373-4453
Address: Michigan State Board of Law Examiners
P.O. Box 30052
Lansing, MI 48909
Website: http://www.michbar.org/professional/barexam.cfm
Minnesota:
Phone number: (651) 297-1800
Address: Minnesota State Board of Law Examiners
180 East 5th Street, Suite 950
St. Paul, MN 55101
Website: http://ble.state.mn.us/
Mississippi:
Phone number: (601) 576-4620
Address: Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions
P.O. Box 1449
Jackson, MS 39215
Website: http://courts.ms.gov/baradmissions/baradmissions.html
Missouri:
Phone number: (573) 751-5335
Address: Missouri Board of Law Examiners
P.O. Box 104236
Jefferson, MO 65110
Website: https://www.mble.org/home
Montana:
Phone number: (406) 442-7660
Address: State Bar of Montana
P.O. Box 577
Helena, MT 59624
Website: http://www.montanabar.org/
Nebraska:
Phone number: (402) 475-7091
Address: Nebraska State Bar Commission
P.O. Box 81809
Lincoln, NE 68501
Website: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/13733/admission-practice-law
Nevada:
Phone number: (702) 382-2200
Address: State Bar of Nevada Admissions Department
P.O. Box 50
Las Vegas, NV 89125
Website: http://www.nvbar.org/
New Hampshire:
Phone number: (603) 224-8806
Address: New Hampshire Supreme Court Office of Bar Admissions
4 Chenell Drive, Suite 102
Concord, NH 03301
Website: http://www.courts.state.nh.us/nhbar/index.htm
New Jersey:
Phone number: (609) 984-2111
Address: New Jersey Board of Bar Examiners
P.O. Box 973
Trenton, NJ 08625
Website: https://www.njbarexams.org/home
New Mexico:
Phone number: (505) 271-9706
Address: New Mexico Board of Bar Examiners
9420 Indian School NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112
Website: http://www.nmexam.org/
New York:
Phone number: (518) 453-5990
Address: The New York State Board of Law Examiners
Corporate Plaza, Building 3
254 Washington Avenue Extension
Albany, NY 12203
Website: http://www.nybarexam.org/
North Carolina:
Phone number: (919) 848-4229
Address: North Carolina Board of Bar Examiners
5510 Six Forks Rd., Suite 300
Raleigh, NC 27609
Website: http://www.ncble.org/
North Dakota:
Phone number: (701) 328-4201
Address: North Dakota State Board of Law Examiners
Judicial Wing, 1st Floor
600 E Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58505
Website: http://www.ndcourts.gov/court/committees/barbd
/information.htm
Ohio:
Phone number: (614) 387-9340
Address: Office of Bar Admissions
Supreme Court of Ohio
65 South Front Street, 5th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Website: http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/AttySvcs/admissions
/default.aspx
Oklahoma:
Phone number: (405) 416-7075
Address: Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners
P.O. Box 53036
Oklahoma City, OK 73152
Website: http://www.okbbe.com
/Default.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
Oregon:
Phone number: (503) 620-0222
Address: Oregon State Bar Board of Law Examiners
P.O. Box 231935
Tigard, OR 97281
Website: http://www.osbar.org/admissions/
Pennsylvania:
Phone number: (717) 231-3350
Address: Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners
P.O. Box 62535
Harrisburg, PA 17106
Website: http://www.pabarexam.org/
Rhode Island:
Phone number: (401) 222-3272
Address: Rhode Island Board of Bar Examiners
250 Benefit Street
Providence, RI 02903
Website: https://www.courts.ri.gov/AttorneyResources/baradmission/Pages/default.aspx
South Carolina:
Phone number: (803) 734-1080
Address: South Carolina Office of Bar Admissions
P.O. Box 11330
Columbia, SC 29211
Website: http://www.sccourts.org/bar/index.cfm
South Dakota:
Phone number: (605) 773-4898
Address: South Dakota Board of Bar Examiners
500 E. Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501
Website: http://ujs.sd.gov/Board_of_Bar_Examiners/
Tennessee:
Phone number: (615) 741-3234
Address: Tennessee Board of Law Examiners
401 Church Street, Suite 2200
Nashville, TN 37243
Website: http://www.tnble.org/
Texas:
Phone number: (512) 463-1621
Address: Texas Board of Law Examiners
PO Box 13486
Austin, TX 78711
Website: http://www.ble.state.tx.us/
Utah:
Phone number: (801) 257-5518
Address: Utah State Bar Office of Admissions
645 South 200 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Website: http://www.utahbar.org/admissions/
Vermont:
Phone number: (802) 828-3281
Address: Vermont Board of Bar Examiners
111 State Street, Suite 9B
Montpelier, VT 05609
Website: http://www.vermontjudiciary.org/LC/bbe.aspx
Virginia:
Phone number: (804) 367-0412
Address: Virginia Board of Bar Examiners
2201 W. Broad Street, Suite 101
Richmond, VA 23220
Website: http://www.vbbe.state.va.us/
Washington:
Phone number: (800) 945-9722
Address: Washington State Bar Admissions
1325 Fourth Ave., Ste. 600
Seattle, WA 98101
Website: http://www.wsba.org/Licensing-and-Lawyer-Conduct
/Admissions
West Virginia:
Phone number: (304) 558-7815
Address: West Virginia Board of Law Examiners
City Center East, Suite 1200 B
4700 MacCorkle Ave., SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Website: http://www.courtswv.gov/legal-community/Bd-of-Law/bar-
application.html
Wisconsin:
Phone number: (608) 266-9760
Address: Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners
P.O. Box 2748
Madison, WI 53701
Website: http://www.wicourts.gov/services/attorney/barexam.htm
Wyoming:
Phone number: (307) 432-2104
Address: Wyoming State Bar Admissions Director
P.O. Box 109
Cheyenne, WY 82003
Website: http://www.wyomingbar.org/