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July 2023
Application Deadline
Monday, May 22, 2023
Late Application Deadline
Monday, June 5, 2023
Notification of Special Needs Deadline
Monday, June 5, 2023
Multistate Essay Examination, Multistate Performance Test, and Local Content Essays
Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Multistate Bar Examination
Thursday, July 27, 2023
Form A
General Application
Form B
Form C
Authorization and Release
Form D
Request for Character and Fitness Report
Form E
Intern Application
Form F
Provisional Admission
Form G
Government Attorney
Form H
Special Needs
NCBE Application
Certificate of Good Standing Request

The bar examination administered in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands mirrors the Uniform Bar Examination (“UBE”) that is created and sanctioned by the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

At this time, the Commonwealth does not practice reciprocity with any other jurisdiction that administers the UBE. Thus, other UBE jurisdictions are not required to accept any UBE scored that is earned on the Commonwealth bar examination.

Therefore, any score earned on the Commonwealth bar examination is not “portable” as that word is used by the National Conference of Bar Examiners. Until such time that the Commonwealth creates reciprocity with other UBE jurisdictions, portions of the Rules of Admission that purport to create a portable UBE score have been suspended.

For more information, please review the Supreme Court Order, In re the Northern Mariana Islands Supreme Court rules: Rules of Admission, No. 2013-ADM-0036-RUL (NMI Sup. Ct. Dec. 19, 2013) (Administrative Order) which can be found on this website or contact the Supreme Court Clerk of Court.

Multistate Professional

Responsibility Examination (MPRE)

Please contact Nora Borja at (670) 236-9800 for more information.

MPRE application should be mailed to NCBE or apply online at


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