Colorado Bar Examination (UBE)

2020 Bar Exam Information

NOTE: Bar exam information is subject to change without notice. Please verify with bar examiner’s office.

BAR EXAM DATES AND FORMAT

2020: February 25 – 26, July 28 – 29

2021: February 23 – 24, July 27 – 28

The Colorado Bar Exam is a 2-day Uniform Bar Exam (UBE).

Day 1: Two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) questions in the AM, and six 30-minute Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) questions in the PM.

Day 2: Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), a 200-question, multiple-choice exam (100 questions in the AM, 100 questions in the PM).

Colorado Bar Admissions

Colorado Supreme Court
Office of Attorney Admissions
Ralph L. Carr Justice Center
1300 Broadway, Suite 520
Denver, CO 80203

Phone: (303) 893-8096

Web: http://www.coloradosupremecourt.com/Future%20Lawyers/BarExamination.asp

Bar Exam Location

National Western Complex – Expo Hall
4655 Humbolt Street
Denver Colorado 80216

Subjects Tested

Multistate Bar Exam (MBE)

Multistate Essay Exam (MEE)

Multistate Performance Test (MPT)

Multistate Performance Test “Closed universe” practical questions using instructions, factual data, cases, statutes and other reference material supplied by examiners.

Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam

A scaled score of 85 on the MPRE is required for admission to the bar. The MPRE may be taken before or after the bar exam application filing but must be taken no more than two years prior to filing and admission to the bar is contingent on passing the MPRE.

Filing Deadlines and Fees

Applications must be filed by November 1 for the February exam and by April 1 for the July exam. Late application deadlines, with an additional fee, are December 1 for the February exam and May 1 for the July exam.

Bar Exam Application Fee: $710

On-Motion Application Fee: $1,800

UBE Transfer Fee: $810

Late Fee: $200

Scoring

The MEE and MPT scores are scaled to the MBE with the MBE weighted 50%, the MEE weighted 30% and the MPT weighted 20%. A total scaled score of 276 is required to pass.

Additional Requirements

PROFESSIONALISM COURSE
Colorado requires exam applicants to take a professionalism course prior to admission to the bar. On-motion and UBE transfer applicants have six months following admission to take the course.

Reciprocity

Admission on Motion

A member in good standing of a reciprocating state may be admitted on motion if applicant has engaged in active practice of law for three of five years preceding application and is a graduate of an ABA accredited law school. Must complete mandatory Colorado professionalism course within six months following admission to practice law in Colorado. For complete details contact the Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Admissions.

Admission by UBE

Applicants who have obtained a scaled score of at least 276 on a Uniform Bar Exam taken in another jurisdiction within three years but less than five years may apply for admission based on that score. All applicants must complete Colorado Professionalism Course requirements within six months following admission to practice law in Colorado. For complete details contact the Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Admissions.

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