Application Information and Fees

Law Student SupplementalLaw students who participated in the Law Student Registration Program and are now preparing to sit for the written exam should follow these instructions.

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, should apply as a First Time Louisiana Applicant.

ReapplicationsOnly applies to 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 Affidavit according to the instructions.  All other re-applicants must submit an NCBE Application for Character Report. 

Law Student Registrant -- Every prospective applicant for admission to the Louisiana Bar who is enrolled in one of the ABA accredited law schools located in this state shall participate in the Law Student Registration Program.   Any prospective applicant for admission to the Louisiana Bar who is enrolled in an ABA accredited law school located outside of the state may participate in the Law Student Registration Program.  Law Student Registrants must follow the Law Student Supplemental instructions when ready to sit for the written exam.

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 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).

Bar Admission Fees

The following fees relating to admission to the Louisiana State Bar Association have been approved by the Louisiana Supreme Court: 

I. Bar Examination Application Fee to be paid to the Committee on Bar Admissions – $550.

II. Law Student Registration Fee to be paid to the Committee on Bar Admissions – $25.

III. Any and all fees assessed by the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

IV. Late Filing Fee to be paid to the Committee on Bar Admissions – $750.

V. Late Law Student Application Fee to be paid to the Committee on Bar Admissions by bar applicants who were enrolled in one of the ABA accredited law schools in this state, and who could have, but did not, participate in the Law Student Registration Program – $200.

VI. For applicants who elect to take the Part I examination by laptop computer, any and all additional fees assessed by the Committee on Bar Admissions and/or the computer testing service provider retained by the Committee on Bar Admissions, in connection with the administration of the Part I examination by laptop computer.

All fees are non-refundable except that a member of the military who is called to service after submitting fees may request a refund.

 


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