Florida

Since jurisdiction rules and policies change, you are strongly advised to consult the jurisdiction's bar admission agency directly for the most current information.
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The information provided on this page is drawn from the Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements ("Guide"). Links are provided to specific charts in the Guide; each chart is followed by jurisdiction-specific supplemental remarks. Please consult both the chart and its remarks for complete information. NOTE: The Guide is updated on an annual basis, while the website is updated throughout the year. The website supersedes the Guide where the two differ. (Website jurisdiction information last updated Nov 25, 2019.)

Bar Exam Eligibility, Deadlines, and Fees

  • ABA-Approved Law School J.D. Required: No See Chart 3
  • Foreign Law Graduate Eligibility: Yes See Chart 4
  • Bar Exam Application Filing Deadlines: See Chart 9
  • Bar Exam Application Fees: See Chart 9

UBE Adoption

  • UBE Adoption: No

Admission on Transferred UBE Score

  • Admission on Transferred UBE Score: No

Florida Bar Exam Components

  • The Multistate Bar Examination (MBE): Yes
  • The Multistate Essay Examination (MEE): No
  • The Multistate Performance Test (MPT): No
  • Jurisdiction-Drafted Exam: Yes See Chart 7

MPRE Requirements

Character and Fitness Investigations

NCBE provides character and fitness services for the following applicant types in Florida:

  • Foreign-Educated/Foreign-Licensed
View Character and Fitness Services for Florida

Admission on Motion

  • Admission on Motion: No

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Bar Admission Agency
Florida Board of Bar Examiners

Tippin-Moore Building
1891 Eider Ct.

Tallahassee, FL 32399-1750

Phone: (850) 487-1292

Fax: (850) 414-6822

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