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Louisiana Bar Admissions Application Process - Information pertaining to the application process.
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The February 2016 Louisiana Bar Examination will be administered at the Pontchartrain Center located at 4545 Williams Blvd., Hall A, Kenner, LA 70065 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, February 15, 17, 19, 2016.
Exam Information: Notification letters regarding approval to sit for the February 2016 Bar Examination along with other pertinent information regarding the February examination will be mailed 30 days prior to the examination (January 15, 2016). Please read the Instructions for Examination.
Hotel Information: Reservations can be made by calling the Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Airport located at 4535 Williams Blvd., Kenner, LA which is located adjacent to the Pontchartrain Center. Please call 504-712-0504 and provide the group code: BARR. The room rate is $134.00 per room, per night plus tax. Reservations must be made prior to January 22, 2016.
Laptop Information: The registration period for applicants who wish to take the February Bar Examination using personal laptop computers opens January 15, 2016 and closes February 1, 2016. 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 February 1, 2016, you will be automatically assigned a seat in the handwriting section for the bar examination.
Exam Results: Results from the February 2016 Louisiana Bar Examination will be mailed to the address on file by April 28, 2016 and posted the following day. Results will be posted at the Supreme Court of Louisianaís web site www.lasc.org, this web site and also on the walls of the Supreme Court.
Admit Ceremony: The Admission Ceremony for candidates who successfully completed the examination and have met all other requirements will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2016.
The July 2016 Louisiana Bar Examination will be administered at one site only: the Pontchartrain Center located at 4545 Williams Blvd., Hall A, Kenner, LA 70065 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, July 25, 27, 29, 2016.
Laptop Information: The registration period for applicants who wish to take the July Bar Examination using personal laptop computers opens June 24, 2016 and closes July 8, 2016. 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 July 8, 2016, 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 July 2016 Bar Examination along with other pertinent information regarding the July examination will be mailed 30 days prior to the examination (June 24, 2016).
It is the applicant's responsibility to notify the Committee on Bar Admissions of any mailing address, telephone number or email address changes.
Notification should be made via email message to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Questions regarding application and testing matters should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Questions regarding character and fitness matters should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beginning with the February 2016 examination, questions on the Business Entities and Negotiable Instruments test should be answered based on the Louisiana Business Corporation Act, effective January 1, 2015. See Link
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.
Metairie, LA 70002
Tel: (504) 836-2420
Fax: (504) 834-1449
|The Louisiana Supreme Court
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New Orleans, LA 70112
Tel: (504) 310-2300
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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.
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 Determination–Foreign 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 – 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). If you are seeking any other testing accommodations, Click Here.
In-House Counsel form download.
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.