Northern Mariana Islands

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. Note that many jurisdictions are making emergency changes to rules, policies, and exam administrations in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit NCBE COVID-19 Updates for more 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 Feb 16, 2021.)

Bar Exam Eligibility, Deadlines, and Fees

  • ABA-Approved Law School J.D. Required: Yes
  • Foreign Law Graduate Eligibility: No
  • 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

Northern Mariana Islands Bar Exam Components

  • The Multistate Bar Examination (MBE): Yes
  • The Multistate Essay Examination (MEE): Yes
  • The Multistate Performance Test (MPT): Yes
  • 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 Northern Mariana Islands:

  • First Bar Admission (Examinee)
  • Attorney
  • Foreign-Educated/Foreign-Licensed
View Character and Fitness Services for Northern Mariana Islands

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Bar Admission Agency
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Supreme Court

P.O. Box 502165

Saipan, MP 96950

Phone: (670) 236-9800

Fax: (670) 236-9702

Email: supreme.court@nmijudiciary.com

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