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Admission by UBE- testing in Arizona

Arizona administers the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE), which consists of six Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) questions, two Multistate Performance Test (MPT) questions, and the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE).  For information about the MEE, MPT and MBE, including past questions and summaries, go to the National Conference of Bar Examiners website at www.ncbex.org.   The Arizona UBE is offered in February and July, and lasts two days.  Its purpose is to test an applicant's ability to identify legal issues in a statement of facts such as may be encountered in the practice of law, to engage in a reasoned analysis of the issues and to arrive at a logical solution by the application of fundamental legal principles in a manner which demonstrates a thorough understanding of these principles.

Applicants who successfully test UBE may be eligible to transfer their UBE score into other UBE jurisdictions.  For a list of UBE jurisdictions and link to other state’s rules, go to www.ncbex.org.   Applicants who have actively practiced law for five of the past seven years might be eligible for admission to Arizona by motion.  Applicants who have earned a UBE score in another jurisdiction may be eligible for admission to Arizona by transfer of UBE score.  For information on these alternate paths for admission to the practice of law in Arizona, return to the home screen.  

Additional requirements apply, including the attainment of a passing score on the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE), completion of the Course on Arizona Law, and demonstration of good moral character. For a complete list of requirements, please see Supreme Court Rules 34-37.  

     

See links below to apply:

IMPORTANT NOTE: These online applications require use of Internet Explorer. Any other browser is not supported.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Online application links saved to your computer will not be updated when system maintenance occurs. Whenever portal maintenance is performed you will need to access your online application from a fresh link, not a saved one.

Begin an Online Exam Application -
IMPORTANT APPLICATION NOTICE FOR FEBRUARY 2019 EXAM APPLICANTS:

The registration period for the February 2019 Arizona Uniform Bar Examination will be postponed until further notice due to the transition to a new online application system. Please check back after September 4, 2018 for registration updates.

IMPORTANT APPLICATION NOTICE FOR ALL OTHER APPLICATIONS:
Please review the additional information below regarding other applications you may have started such as Character and Fitness, Admission on Motion or Uniform Bar Examination Transfer Application:

Within the next few weeks, a new online Attorney Admissions application system will be released, and the current online application site https://elicense02.az.gov/app/azsc/ will no longer be functional. You are strongly encouraged to finalize your application as soon as possible. If you have not completed or paid for the application, please plan to do so or wait to resume the application process when the new system has been deployed. If you have started an application, you may elect to wait to apply using the new system. You are strongly encouraged to verify that you have copies of all documents you may have uploaded to your application on your computer, in the event you need to reload documents prior to final submission. If you have completed, submitted and paid for your application, no action is needed at this time and we expect to have all your application information converted into the new system. Refer to this Attorney Admissions webpage for updates over the next several weeks. 

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Attorney Admissions

Online payment required. Please be aware that at times we experience a high volume of activity on the application portal. If you receive an error message after attempting payment please STOP.  Repeated attempts to submit may result in multiple charges to your credit card. If you receive an error message please email attorneyadmissions@courts.az.gov including a screen shot of the error message if possible.

Documents mailed to support an online application must be postmarked by the exam deadline. [Exam Applications can be accessed only between January 15 - April 30 for July Exam, and August 15 - November 30 for February Exam.]

Checklist - helpful hints to begin your Exam Application.

Early testing information pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 34(b)(2):
    Rule 34(b)(2)
    Early Testing Affidavit

Testing Accommodations - must accompany application if requesting any accommodation

Permission to Write Form - required for each exam after three unsuccessful attempts; submit with application

Begin an Online Character Report (online payment required)

Sample Character and Fitness Application

Checklist - documents and information you will need for your Character Report

Register and begin online Course on Arizona Law (Content applies to all applicants for admission)