Maryland Rules Governing the State Board of Law Examiners and the Bar Admissions Process

Bar admission rules for first-time applicants and returning applicants who did not pass a Maryland General Bar Exam or Maryland Out of State Attorneys Exam given before March 1, 2019

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Board Rule 6 (MPRE) for applicants not passing a Maryland Bar Exam administered before March 1, 2019. (Word) (PDF)

Pursuant to Maryland Rule 19-102(d), the State Board of Law Examiners give notice that, on January 25, 2019, the State Board of Law Examiners approved revisions to Board Rule as it applies to applicants who will take the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) in Maryland in July 2019 and beyond and to applicants who will seek to transfer a qualifying UBE score to Maryland beginning on July 1, 2019 or to petition for admission without examination beginning July 1, 2019. THIS REVISED BOARD RULE 6 SUPERCEDES THE VERSION LISTED ON GOVERNMENT.WESTLAW.COM.

Bar admission rules for applicants who pass(ed) a Maryland General Bar Exam or Maryland Out-of-State Attorney’s Exam given before March 1, 2019

The bar admissions process for Maryland bar applicants and petitioners who pass or have passed a Maryland General Bar Examination or Maryland Out-of-State Attorney’s Examination administered prior to March 1, 2019 (i.e., individuals who pass their exam in February 2019 or passed an exam in July 2018 or earlier) shall be governed by Maryland Rules 19-101 to 19-105 and Maryland Rules 19-201 to 19-213 and the Rules of the Board that are set forth in the 178th Rules Committee Report, Part III, and enacted by the Court’s Rule’s Order of June 6, 2016. Those Rules may be found HERE at pages 8-65 (Court Rules) and pages 87-106 (Board Rules). After March 1, 2019, these Rules will continue to govern each such applicant and petitioner until he or she is admitted, or is denied admission pursuant to Rule 19-203, or withdraws the application or petition pursuant to Rule 19-202(f) or Rule 19-213(g).