Fall 2019 Student Registration Deadline Extended

The deadline for fall 2019 1L students to file a late student registration was March 16, 2020. The Florida Board of Bar Examiners is extending this deadline to Tuesday, March 31, 2020 in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic. 

Practice Analysis

The Florida Board of Bar Examiners announces the initiation of a comprehensive analysis of the practice of law in Florida

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Attorney Member Positions

Members of The Florida Bar are being sought to fill three vacancies on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners for a five-year term. The deadline for receipt of applications has been extended to the close of business on April 9, 2020, in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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Public Member Position

Members of the public are invited to volunteer to fill one public member vacancy for one three-year term on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. The deadline for receipt of applications has been extended to the close of business on April 9, 2020, in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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Examination Information

Results from the February 2020 examination are anticipated to be released on April 13, 2020. The timely filing deadline for the July 2020 General Bar Examination is May 1, 2020.

Bar Admissions Presentations

An online version of the bar admissions information presented to beginning Florida law school students is now available. Also available is an online version of information provided for 3L students.

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Who Needs to Create an Account

Please review the appropriate checklist and select the "Create an Account" link within the checklist when instructed.

  • Register as a First or Second Year Student
    File the Student Registration by the earliest deadline under rule 2-23.1(a) to qualify for the lowest fee; students filing for the first time in the second year of law school must pay the full registration fee of $400. Special Note: Student Registration provides both the Certified LegaI Internship (CLI) clearance requirement, and preliminary processing for admission to The Florida Bar.
  • Register for Certified Legal Internship (CLI) Clearance only
    If you plan to take the Florida Bar Examination in the future, do not use this checklist. If you do not plan to take the Florida Bar Examination in the future, then use this checklist to file a CLI Only Registration within 250 days from entry into law school to receive registrant clearance for the lowest fee.
  • File a Bar Application (Student Registration not previously filed, first time taker of the examination)
    The Bar Application is required both to initiate the background investigation and to receive a ticket of admission into the General Bar Examination. Completed Bar Applications with the appropriate fee must be postmarked by the November 15 (for the February Examination) or May 1 (for the July Examination) filing deadline to avoid late filing fees. See Florida Bar Examination Information for more information about the General Bar Examination and the MPRE. Though you can wait until the filing deadlines to submit your application, the sooner you initiate the process, the sooner the investigation can begin and the better the chance that the investigation will be complete at the time the examination results are released.
  • File an Updated Bar Application (Prior Bar Application now obsolete)
    For those applicants whose prior application became stale pursuant to rule 2-29(a), was terminated pursuant to rule 3-14.6(a), or was denied under rule 3-23.6(d), a new Bar Application must be filed.
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