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The Board of Law Examiners is the judicial agency responsible for determining that applicants seeking to be licensed to practice law in Texas meet the qualifications set by the Supreme Court of Texas.

Important Announcements

  • 02/25/15 - Attn: February 2015 Examinees Fort Worth Site: Thursday's Bar Exam will be held in the Exhibit Hall (rather than the Arena). Use the entrance on 11th and Houston. No space heaters can be used.
  • 02/24/15 - Attn: February 2015 Examinees: At this time, there are no changes to announce. The exam will begin as scheduled on Wednesday without any delays.
  • 02/23/15 - Attn: February 2015 Examinees: Due to weather forecasts, the Texas Bar Examination will be delayed by 1 hour on Tuesday at the Austin, Fort Worth, Waco and Lubbock sites. Instructions at these sites will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, and the exam will begin immediately after the instructions. This applies to all examinees, including those with testing accommodations. (Instructions at all other sites will begin at 8:30 am). Please monitor this page for updates. We wish you the best of luck on the Exam.
  • 02/19/15 – The Texas Board of Law Examiners electronic application system (eFast) will be undergoing maintenance from Friday, February 20, 2015 at 3:00 pm CST until Saturday, February 21st at 10:00 am CST. You may not be able to access the eFast system during that time.
  • 02/13/15 - February 2015 applicants - REMINDER: DON'T BRING YOUR CELL PHONES TO THE EXAM SITE. NO CELL PHONES, SMART WATCHES, OR DIGITAL WATCHES ARE ALLOWED AT THE EXAM SITE. See February 2015 Examination Instructions for permitted items. Board Staff may confiscate cell phones and other prohibited items and retain them as needed for screening.

  • 01/29/15 - July 2015 applicants - POSTMARK DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2015. Because the eFast system is experiencing intermittent delays, we have extended the timely filing deadline for applications to take the July 2015 Texas Bar Exam from January 30, 2015 to February 2, 2015. THIS IS A POSTMARK DEADLINE. We are working to resolve the issues with the eFast system. Any updates regarding this matter will be posted here once available. Please monitor this site for updates.

  • 01/28/15 - February 2015 applicants - The Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), which is given on Day 2 of the Texas Bar Examination, covers the following multistate subjects:  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts. For more information, see http://ncbex.org/about-ncbe-exams/mbe/ and the Appendix A of the Rules Governing Admission to the Bar of Texas.

  • 01/13/15 - July 2015 applicants - The timely filing deadline is January 30, 2015. We highly advise using our eFast system to complete your Application. Please note, you must create a new user name and password to complete a July 2015 Application. Please review our FAQ's page for answers to generally asked questions.

  • 01/13/15 - February 2015 laptop applicants - Make sure you have reviewed our Laptop Information page for updated information regarding system requirements.

  • 12/11/14 - Selected answers from the July 2014 Texas Bar Exam are now available on the Examination Information page (Selected Answers tab).

  • 11/24/14 - If you were unsuccessful on the July 2014 exam, and are attempting to file a Re-Application for the February 2015 exam by the November 30th deadline, we highly advise using our eFast system to complete your Re-Application. Please note, you must create a new user name and password to complete a February 2015 Re-Application.

  • 11/07/14 - If you plan to attend the swearing-in ceremony for July 2014 Texas Bar examinees, please review this Parking Information provided by the State Bar of Texas.

  • 11/06/14 - July 2014 Pass List

  • 11/06/14 - July 2014 exam statistics are available under the Examination Information section.

  • 10/01/14 - February 2015 exam site information is now available under the Examination Information section.