Board of Law Examiners of Tennessee
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The Tennessee Board of Law Examiners governs the examination and admission of attorneys who wish to practice law in Tennessee. This office admits attorneys previously licensed in another jurisdiction for more than 5 years (comity admission) and administers the bar examination to recent law school graduates. The exam is given twice a year (February and July). It is a 2 day exam consisting of the Multistate Bar Examination (multiple choice), the Multistate Performance Test and 9 essay questions.
The blocks on the left margin of this page provide all of the information and forms necessary to sit for the bar examination and for attorneys previously licensed in another jurisdiction seeking admission to the Tennessee Bar.
NEW NOTICE TO APPLICANTS WHO WISH TO TAKE THE JULY 2013 BAR EXAMINATION (Revised 3/1/13) – HOW TO FILE YOUR APPLICATION
FILING PROCEDURES HAVE BEEN UPDATED ON THE “HOW TO APPLY” TAB. Applications will be accepted by mail rather than online; however, please save your completed, signed and notarized application and all attachments in .pdf format and email to BLE.Administrator@tncourts.gov in addition to mailing the original application and one copy.
UPDATED LAPTOP TESTING FORMS: We have updated the laptop testing forms which had an incorrect date. The last day to request testing by laptop is May 15, 2013, at which time your complete application must be filed, as well.
To contact BLE:
PLEASE PROVIDE THE ORIGINAL AND ONE COPY OF ALL DOCUMENTS SENT TO THE BOARD OF LAW EXAMINERS
Tennessee Board of Law Examiners
401 Church Street, Suite 2200
Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0740
For any fees due to the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners, please note that we do not accept payment by credit card. We accept cash, checks, cashier’s checks and money orders only.