Vermont 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 Vermont 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).

Vermont Board of Bar Examiners

111 State Street, Suite 9B
Montpelier, VT 05609-0701

Phone: (802) 828-3281

Fax: (802) 828-6550

Email: jud.attylicensing@vermont.gov

Web: www.vermontjudiciary.org

Bar Exam Location

Capitol Plaza Hotel & Conference Center
100 State St.
Montpelier, VT 05602

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, no earlier than three years before taking the bar exam, or one year after being notified of passing the UBE, is required for admission.

Filing Deadlines and Fees

Applications for the February exam are due the preceding December 1. Applications for the July exam are due the preceding May 1.

Exam Fee: $300 plus optional laptop fee

Admission on Motion: $800

Admission by Transferred UBE score: $525

Law Office Study Fee: $200 per report

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 270.

Additional Requirements

Newly admitted attorneys must complete 15 hours of specially approved CLE courses within one year of admission. At least six hours of the 15 must be live training events. Once admitted, the applicant must complete a 6-month mentorship under the supervision of a Vermont practicing judge/attorney.

Reciprocity

Admission by UBE

Applicants may transfer a UBE score of 270 or higher earned within three years from the date of application. The minimum score may be transferable for up to five years if the attorney has been actively engaged in fulltime practice of law since earning the score. Additional requirements may apply.

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