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This guide is designed to provide resources to prepare for the Florida Bar Exam.

Commerical Bar Review Courses

Bar Examination Information for Other States

National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) Jurisdictional Map - Find out information on the requirements for bar examinations as well as contact information for every United States jurisdiction. 

NCBE Bar Admissions Guide - This comprehensive guide covers bar admissions information and requirements for all United States jurisdictions. 

American Bar Association Bar Admissions Information - This webpage provides a wealth of information on bar admissions in United States jurisdictions. 

 

Introduction

The Florida Bar Exam is a two day test administered twice a year (February and July). 

The test has two components:

Day 1: The State Examination.  

         The State Portion consists of two components. 
                  1) 3 Essays 
                  2) 100 Multiple Choice Questions (*These are very valuable point-wise)

Day 2: The Multistate Bar Examination (MBE). 

The MBE is a multiple choice exam that tests your knowledge of common law, not state specific law. The state examination consists of only essays and tests your knowledge of mostly Florida Law, with some general common law thrown in. 

Additionally, to practice law in Florida you must pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE), which tests your knowledge of the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility.

RULES OF THE SUPREME COURT RELATING TO ADMISSIONS TO THE BAR 4-18.1 Twenty-Five Months. An applicant must successfully complete the General Bar Examination and the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) within 25 months of the date of the administration of any part of the examination that is passed. If an applicant fails to pass all parts within 25 months of first passing any part, passing score(s) of individual parts older than 25 months are deleted.

Learn more about the MBE and MPRE at the National Conference of Bar Examiners Website

For more information on the Florida Bar Exam, visit the Florida Board of Bar Examiners' website. 

The MPRE

The Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam is administered by the National Conference of Bar Examiners and the Law School Admission Council. The MPRE is required for admission to the Florida Bar and the bars of all but three U.S. jurisdictions (Maryland, Wisconsin, and Puerto Rico). The purpose of the MPRE is to measure the examinee’s knowledge and understanding of established standards related to a lawyer’s professional conduct. The MPRE consists of 60 multiple-choice questions. There are 50 scored questions and 10 nonscored pretest questions. Since the pretest questions are indistinguishable from those that are scored, it is important that examinees answer all questions in the examination. Examinees will have two hours to answer all questions. 

Description of Valid MPRE Scores
You must take the MPRE within the guidelines set out below. It is your responsibility to request that your score be forwarded to Florida. A report of your score will be sent directly to the Florida Board of Bar Examiners and a copy will be sent to you. Please review your copy of the score report carefully to verify that all identifying data is correct. If not, it is your further responsibility to contact the National Conference of Bar Examiners to have a corrected score report forwarded to the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. MPRE scores are acceptable under the following conditions:

  • Scaled score of 80 or better is achieved, or such scaled score as fixed by the Supreme Court (rule 4-33.2), and
  • Score is attained within 25 months of passing other parts of the Florida Bar Examination (rule 4-18.1).

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