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

Day 1: Six 30-minute Multistate Essay Exam questions (MEE in the AM) and two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test questions (MPT 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).

State Bar of Montana

Board of Bar Examiners
7 W. 6th Ave, Suite 2B
Helena, MT 59624

Phone: (406) 442-7660

Fax: (406) 442-7763

Web: www.montanabar.org

Bar Exam Location

Great Northern Hotel
Best Western Premier Helena
835 Great Northern Blvd.
Helena, MT 59601

Subjects Tested

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

A scaled score of 80 on the MPRE is required for admission within either 3 years prior, or 9 months after successful completion of the Montana bar exam.

Filing Deadlines and Fees

Applications must be postmarked or hand-delivered by October 1st for the February exam and by March 15th for the July exam. Application fees are not refundable and applicants may wait until they have been certified by the Commission on Character and Fitness before submitting the exam fee. Late applications will not be accepted without a Court Order approving late filing. To pay application or deferral fees or for the Montana Law Seminar, please pay online or send a check or money order to: Montana Bar Admissions at PO Box 577, Helena, MT 59624.

Student Applicant Fee: $155

Attorney Applicant Fee: $410

Late Filing Fee: $100

UBE Fee: $310

Montana Law Seminar Fee: $155

Scoring

The MEE and MPT scores are scaled to the MBE, with the MBE weighted 50%, the MEE 30% and the MPT 20%. The scores are combined to determine if the applicant has achieved a passing score of 266.

Reciprocity

Admission on Motion

Attorneys who have been actively engaged in full-time practice of law for five of the last seven years in a reciprocal jurisdiction can file a motion for admission. Additional requirements apply.

Admission by UBE

Applicants may transfer a UBE score of 266 or higher earned within 3 years preceding the date of application. Additional requirements may apply.

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