Attorney Admissions


    Committee on Examinations, Committee on Character and Fitness
Supreme Court of Arizona
Administrative Office of the Courts
1501 W. Washington, Suite 104, Phoenix, AZ 85007-3222

(602) 452-3971  

 
Announcements:                        
 
 Arizona Attorney Admissions COVID-19 Information and Updates

 
Results for the February 2020 Arizona Uniform Bar Examination will be posted here Friday, May 8, 2020.
 

Application for the July 2020 Arizona Uniform Bar Examination is open January 15 - April 30, 2020.

 
Laptop registration information and instructions for the July exam will be emailed to applicants in June.
 

July 2020 Arizona Uniform Bar Exam Location: Phoenix Convention Center
                                                                            100 North Third Street
                                                                            Phoenix, Arizona 85004           


Arizona Uniform Bar Exam Cycle Calendar                               
   
Admission Fees & Deadlines (Administrative Order PDF)  
  February Exam July Exam                   
 Exam Application Timely Filing Aug 15-Oct 31 Jan 15 - Mar 31  
 Exam Application Late Fee and Close* Nov 1 - 30  April 1 - 30 
 Laptop Registration Information Email to Applicants Early January  Early June             
 Exam Instructions and Information Memo to Applicants Late January  Late June             
 Evidence of Graduation Due February 1  June 15
 UBE Administration - Next: July 28-29, 2020 Last Tu/W of Feb     Last Tu/W of July
 UBE Score Release - February Exam Results: May, 8, 2020 2nd Friday in May  2nd Friday in Oct        
   
 *Note: Arizona UBE February applicants who were unsuccessful will receive alternate application instructions and deadlines for the July Arizona Uniform Bar Examination 
   
NCBE MPRE Registration & Administration Information and Dates are located on the NCBE website at www.ncbex.org 
   
Admission Application Preparation and General Information              
   
The Arizona Supreme Court administers the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE). Applicants passing a UBE are allowed to transfer a passing score earned in Arizona to other UBE jurisdictions without testing, subject to the rules of that state. UBE rules vary from state to state; please contact specific jurisdictions if you wish to seek admission based on UBE. Additional information about the Uniform Bar Examination, including a list of UBE jurisdictions, may be found at www.ncbex.org.
            
There are three paths for admission to the practice of law in the state of Arizona:  
 
  • Admission by Uniform Bar Examination - testing in Arizona
  • Admission on Motion
  • Admission by Uniform Bar Examination - transfer of Uniform Bar Examination score earned in another state
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     Rules of Admission  
     Frequently Asked Questions  
    Character and Fitness Frequently Asked Questions  
    Please be reminded of the following items which are not required to apply or sit for the exam but are your responsibility to provide to complete the admissions process (see sample application document for more details):    
            
    Applicants may be approved by the Committee on Character and Fitness at any time, and will be notified when approved.  The Supreme Court allows applicants who have been approved to be sworn and admitted at any time, either by mail or in person.  Applicants who are approved receive detailed information regarding admission methods and options.
                
    Click below for additional Character and Fitness guidelines: Character and Fitness Guidelines adopted by the Arizona Supreme Court 2015 
       
    Other Notices              
       

    Admission Eligibility Memo - Arizona Summit Law School

    Veterans may be eligible for partial reimbursement of testing cost. Click here for details  

     

     Committee on Character & Fitness Members
     Edward F Novak, Chair Alyson M Foster Marshall H Porter  
    Joseph Adams  Paul Hanley Angela Paton  
    Aaron Allen Lisa Hauser  Aryka S Radke  
    Jennifer M Bailey
    Patrick Irvine Judith D Register  
    Augustine Bartning Carl E Landrum James J Roche  
    Andrew J Becke Jared Leung Jennifer Rock  
    Joya Dunbar Marc Lieberman Robert Underdown
     
    Ann H Finn Maricela Meza
     
           
    Committee on Examinations Members
    David W Lunn, Chair
    Erin M Evans
    Jack L O'Connor  
    Michael J Donovan
    Gregory J Gnepper Maria L Schaffer
     
    Timothy W Durkin 
    Frankie Jones
    Timothy A Stratton  
    Benjamin R Eid
    Eugene Marquez Cory E Tyszka  


       
                  

     The Attorney Admissions team is happy to answer questions with our Customer Service box:  attorneyadmissions@courts.az.gov 
    If a major issue remains unresolved after speaking with our staff, please call

    Director Mark Wilson at 602-452-3362