UPDATE FOR AUGUST 15, 2022 - Applicants who took the July 2022 UBE in Maryland are reminded that an official law school transcript showing conferral of their JD degree is due by September 1, 2022 unless that transcript is already on file with SBLE. Check your eBar My Status page to determine whether SBLE has record of receiving your official law school transcript.

The Notice of Intent for the February 2023 UBE in Maryland will become available in eBar at 12:00am on Tuesday, November 1, 2022. The filing deadline will be Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at 4:30pm.

Portability of Scores Earned on the October 2020 Remote Bar Exam in Maryland

Applicants who took the October 2020 Remote Bar Exam in one of the reciprocal jurisdictions listed above may apply for admission in Maryland under the rules pertaining to the transfer of UBE scores. See the Admission by UBE Transfer (UBT) page of this website for more information.


During the emergency, SBLE will continue to clear applicants to the Court for admission as appropriate. The Clerk’s Office will communicate directly with eligible applicants for scheduling purposes.

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This site is designed to provide helpful information to understand the process for bar admission in Maryland and to assist you in the application process. It is our experience that applicants who read the information thoroughly, ask questions early, and apply early find that the bar admissions process is very manageable. Good luck in your pursuit to become an attorney in Maryland. In the event you need to contact us, our information is provided in the banner.