Bar Admissions


Law Student Registration & Bar Application Quick Guide - a guide to forms, fees and deadlines.
Louisiana Bar Admissions Application Process - Information pertaining to the application process.
PLEASE SEE THE UPDATED FAQ PAGE! - Updated information with a new section on Character and Fitness screenings.


February 2015 Bar Exam:  The February 2015 Louisiana Bar Examination will be administered at the Pontchartrain Center located at 4545 Williams Blvd., Hall C, Kenner, LA 70065 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, February 9, 11, 13, 2015.

Hotel Information: Reservations can be made by calling the Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Airport which is located at 4535 Williams Blvd., Kenner, LA (adjacent to the Pontchartrain Center). Please call 504-712-0504, group code: LBAR. The room rate is $129.00 per room, per night plus tax.

Laptop Information:  The registration period for applicants who wish to take the February Bar Examination using personal laptop computers opens January 9, 2015 and closes January 23, 2015. Please be advised that an additional cost will be incurred and must be paid directly to the vendor. Should you fail to register for the approved software by January 23, 2015, you will be automatically assigned a seat in the handwriting section for the bar examination.

Exam Information:   Notification letters regarding approval to sit for the February 2015 Bar Examination along with other pertinent information regarding the February examination will be mailed 30 days prior to the examination (January 9, 2015).

It is the applicant's responsibility to notify the Committee on Bar Admissions of any mailing address, telephone number or email address changes.

Questions regarding application and testing matters should be directed to denisel@lascba.org or rhondal@lascba.org.

Questions regarding character and fitness matters should be directed to moniqued@lascba.org.




News

The scope of the Civil Code III test has been changed, effective immediately. See Here

 There have been recent changes to the character and fitness screening procedures relative to applicants with mental health disabilities. The Louisiana Supreme Court recently entered into a voluntary settlement agreement with the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice concerning new policies and procedures for the evaluation and processing of applicants with mental health disabilities. On February 1, 2014, the Supreme Court amended Rule XVII to ensure complete confidentiality of all bar admissions files. See La. Sup. Ct. Rule XVII, Sec. 1(G). The fact of, and underlying reasons for the Courtís grant of conditional admission, (including any medical or health related information associated with admission), are kept strictly confidential pursuant to the amended rule. The Court has also worked with the NCBE to modify Questions 25-27 which appear on the Character and Fitness application form that law student registrants and bar applicants are asked to complete. To view the settlement agreement, click here. For contact information for the Courtís Agreement Coordinator, click here.

 


Committee On Bar Admissions
2800 Veterans Memorial Blvd.  
Suite 310
Metairie, LA 70002
Tel: (504) 836-2420
Fax: (504) 834-1449
 The Louisiana Supreme Court
400 Royal St.
New Orleans, LA 70112
Tel: (504) 310-2300

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Applications

Law Student Registrant – Every prospective applicant for admission to the Louisiana Bar enrolled in law school in this state shall participate in the Law Student Registration Program in the fall of the second year of Law School and only then. Please note that you will be required to file a SUPPLEMENTAL Request for Character Report with the NCBE and a Bar Examination Application when you are ready to sit for the bar examination.

Law Student Supplemental Law students who participated in the Law Student Registration Program and are planning to sit for the upcoming exam.

First Time Louisiana Applicant – Anticipated law school graduates who did not timely register in the Law Student Registration Program, recent law graduates, members of  another bar, or non-members whose NCBE Application for Character Report is received more than one year after juris doctor is awarded.

Reapplications Applicants who have previously applied to sit for the Louisiana Bar Examination. If your most recent NCBE Application for Character Report is less than two years old, complete the Bar Examination Application and Affadavit according to the instructions. All other re-applicants must submit an NCBE Application for Character Report.

Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) - Link to application and information.

Application for Equivalency DeterminationForeign trained lawyers who wish to apply to take the Louisiana Bar examination must apply in accordance with Louisiana Supreme Court Rule XVII, Sec 6.

ADA Accommodations forms – If you are seeking accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please complete these forms. All forms must be received on or before November 1st for the February bar exam, or on or before February 1st for the July exam in accordance with Louisiana Supreme Court Rule XVII, Sec 4(E).

In-House Counsel form download.

Links

 

Attorney Registration

Pro Hac Vice Rules amended [read rules]

Five time limit suspended.Click here


Pursuant to La. Sup. Ct. Rule XVII, all bar admission matters are confidential. In order to maintain confidentiality, all pleadings filed with the Supreme Court must bear a file number generated by LASCBA. In the event you require a file number, please contact LASCBA.