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

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).

The bar admissions process for Maryland bar applicants and petitioners who did not pass a Maryland General Bar Examination or Maryland Out-of-State Attorney’s Examination administered prior to March 1, 2019 (i.e., applicants who will take the UBE in Maryland in July 2019 and beyond, applicants who seek to transfer a qualifying UBE score to Maryland and experienced out-of-state attorneys seeking admission without examination) will be governed by Maryland Rules 19-101 to 19-105 and Maryland Rules 19-201 to 19-216 and the Rules of the Board that are set forth in the 198th Rules Committee Report and enacted by the Court’s Rule’s Order of December 4, 2018. Those Rules may be found HERE at pages 68 to 152 (Court Rules) and pages 175 to 189 (Board Rules).