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Bar Admissions

Bar Examination

FEBRUARY 2020
   
Application Deadline
  Friday, December 20, 2019
Late Application Deadline    Friday, January 3, 2020
Notification of Special Needs Deadline   Friday, January 3, 2020
Multistate Essay Examination, Multistate Performance Test, and Local Content Essays 
 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Multistate Bar Examination    Thursday, February 27, 2020
     
JULY 2020
   
Application Deadline    Friday, May 22, 2020
Late Application Deadline    Friday, June 5, 2020
Notification of Special Needs Deadline   Friday, June 5, 2020
Multistate Essay Examination, 
Multistate Performance Test, and Local Content Essays
 

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Multistate Bar Examination    Thursday, July 30, 2020
     
Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE)  
MPRE application should be mailed to NCBE or apply online  at
www.ncbex.org

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

Attorney Admission Ceremony


Associate Justice John A. Manglona administered the Oath of Office to John Cook and James Zarones on September 16, 2016.

NOTICE TO ALL BAR EXAM APPLICANTS
December 19, 2013
RE: PORTABILITY OF SCORES
EARNED ON THE CNMI BAR EXAMINATION


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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