Alabama

IMPORTANT: 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. 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. (Information last updated Sep 08, 2022.)

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 7
  • Bar Exam Application Fees: See Chart 7

UBE Adoption

  • UBE Adoption: Yes
  • UBE First Administration Date: July 2011
  • UBE Minimum Passing Score: 260
  • UBE Jurisdiction-Specific Component: Yes See Chart 5

Admission on Transferred UBE Score

  • Admission on Transferred UBE Score: Yes
  • Effective Date: 2nd March 2011
  • Minimum Score: 260
  • Maximum Score Age: 25 months, See Chart 5
  • Jurisdiction-Specific Component: Yes See Chart 5
  • UBE Score Services

Alabama Bar Exam Components

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

MPRE Requirements

Character and Fitness Investigations

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

  • First Bar Admission (Examinee)
  • Attorney
  • Foreign-Educated/Foreign-Licensed
  • Admission by Transferred UBE Score
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Admission on Motion

  • Admission on Motion: Yes See Chart 14 and Chart 15
  • Number of Years of Practice Required: 5 of past 6

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Bar Admission Agency
Alabama State Bar

P.O. Box 671

Montgomery, AL 36101

Phone: (334) 269-1515

Fax: (334) 261-6310

Email: admit@alabar.org

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