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Bar Admissions

Bar Examination

 Application Deadline
  Tuesday, December 22, 2015
 Late Application Deadline    Tuesday, January 5, 2016
 Notification of Special Needs  Deadline   Friday, January 8, 2016  
 Multistate Essay Examination,
 MPT and Local Content Essays 
  Wednesday, February 24, 2016
 Multistate Bar Examination    Thursday, February 25, 2016 
JULY 2016
 Application Deadline    Monday, May 23, 2016 
 Late Application Deadline    Friday, June 3, 2016
 Notification of Special Needs  Deadline   Friday, June 10, 2016
 Multistate Essay Examination, 
 MPT and Local Content Essays
  Wednesday, July 27, 2016
 Multistate Bar Examination    Thursday, July 28, 2016
Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE)  
MPRE application should be mailed to NCBE or apply online  at

Should you need further information, contact Nora Borja at 
(670) 236-9800.

Attorney Admission Ceremony

Top: Judge David A. Wiseman, Presiding Judge  Robert C. Naraja, Justice John A. Manglona, Chief Justice Alexandro C. Castro, Justice Perry B. Inos, Judge Kenneth L. Govendo, Judge Joseph N. Camacho, District Court Judge Ramona V. Manglona,  Chief Judge  Frances Tydingco-Gateway, District Court of Guam, Sean Frink, Esq. President of the CNMI Bar Association

Bottom: Charles Edmond Brasington, Daniel T. Guidotti, Peter B. Prestley, Teresita Julia Sablan, Nicole Manglona Torres, Heather Pinaula Barcinas,  Reena J. Patel, James B. McAllister, and Ryan M. Johnson

December 19, 2013

The bar examination administered in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands mirrors the Uniform Bar Examination (“UBE”) that is created and sanctioned by the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

At this time, the Commonwealth does not practice reciprocity with any other jurisdiction that administers the UBE. Thus, other UBE jurisdictions are not required to accept any UBE scored that is earned on the Commonwealth bar examination. Therefore, any score earned on the Commonwealth bar examination is not “portable” as that word is used by the National Conference of Bar Examiners. Until such time that the Commonwealth creates reciprocity with other UBE jurisdictions, portions of the Rules of Admission that purport to create a portable UBE score have been suspended.

For more information, please review the Supreme Court Order, In re the Northern Mariana Islands Supreme Court rules: Rules of Admission, No. 2013-ADM-0036-RUL (NMI Sup. Ct. Dec. 19, 2013) (Administrative Order) which can be found on this website or contact the Supreme Court Clerk of Court.
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