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Bar Exam Resources Guide

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The Supreme Court of Georgia announced on July 20, 2020 that it was cancelling the in-person exam scheduled for September 9-10 and that it would instead administer an online exam on October 5-6, 2020. This is following an April 17, 2020 announcement rescheduling the July 2020 bar exam for September 9-10, 2020. The Court has also adopted a temporary rule allowing recent law school graduates to become provisionally admitted to practice law prior to taking the bar exam. The new rule also provides a process for lawyers admitted to the bar of another state who have recently moved to Georgia to obtain provisional admission.

Due to COVID-19, the Georgia state bar examination will NOT be administered in July 2020 as previously scheduled.

(Link to the official announcement from the Supreme Court of Georgia on April 17, 2020.)

The July 2020 Georgia state bar exam has been rescheduled for a virtual exam on October 5-6, 2020.

The application period will remain the same for the rescheduled exm date.

For more information or FAQs of how COVID-19 affects the Georgia state bar exam, please see their FAQ page.

Applications are due June 3, 2020. Late applications are accepted until July 6, 2020.

Applications for certification of fitness to practice law are due by December 4, 2019. Late certifications are accepted until March 4, 2020.

For details on the application process and fees, please visit the Georgia State Bar’s website. Additional information may be found on the website of the Supreme Court of Georgia, Office of Bar Admissions.

Please note: Admission to the practice of law in Georgia is a two-step process that requires the submission of two separate applications with separate deadlines and fees: (1) Application for the Certificate of Fitness to Practice Law in Georgia; and (2) Bar Examination Application. Your application will not be considered filed until all required fees have been received in the Office of Bar Admissions before the posted deadline. You must receive a Certification of Fitness to Practice Law to be eligible to submit a Bar Examination Application.

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Georgia Bar Exam Information

Learn about the Georgia Bar Exam format, subjects tested, dates, and requirements.

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MBE Exam Simulator

Georgia Bar Exam Dates, Cost & Location

Exam Type: 2-day Exam
Dates: Oct. 5–6, 2020
Location: College Park, GA
Application to Board of Bar Examiners: $442
One-Day Attorney’s Examination Application Fee: $378

The Georgia Bar Exam is a 2-day examination. Day 1 consists of two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) questions in the morning and four 45-minute essay questions in the afternoon. Day 2 is the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), a 200-question, multiple-choice exam, where 100 questions are offered in the AM, and another 100 — in the PM.

What subjects are tested on the Georgia Bar Exam?

Business Organizations, Commercial Paper, Family Law, Federal Practice and Procedure, Georgia Practice and Procedure, Non-Monetary Remedies, Professional Ethics, Secured Transactions, Trusts, Wills and Estates, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Constitutional Law, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts.

What’s the minimum score for MPRE?

A scaled score of 75 on the MPRE is required for admission.

Need to sign up for MPRE? Learn about registration, testing policies, and more on our MPRE Registration Guide.

How is Georgia Bar Exam scored?

MBE and written scores are scaled and combined to determine if a minimum passing score of 270 was achieved. A minimum MBE score of 115 must be achieved.

When are Georgia Bar Exam results released?

Results are released in late May for the February exam and in late October for the July exam.

Can I transfer my MBE scores from another jurisdiction?

Georgia does not accept MBE scores from other jurisdictions.

What about GA Bar Exam reciprocity?

In order to be eligible for admission without taking the Georgia Bar Exam, the applicant must be a member of a reciprocating state bar and have engaged in the active practice of law for 5 of the 7 years immediately preceding the application. The applicant must also meet education requirements.

What are Georgia Bar Exam application deadlines and fees?

Please visit the Georgia Board of Bar Examiners website for details on application deadlines and fees, as well as for more information on other topics.

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