Maine Bar Exam Information
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Maine Bar Exam Format
The Maine Bar Exam is administered over two days.
The written portion of the exam is administered on the first day of the Maine bar exam. The examiners have adopted the Uniform Bar Exam (“UBE”). The written portion of the bar exam consists of the Multistate Essay Exam (“MEE”) and the Multistate Performance Test (“MPT”). In the morning, you will have one, three-hour session in which to answer six MEE questions. In the afternoon, you will have one, three-hour session in which to answer two MPT items.
The Multistate Bar Exam (“MBE”) is administered on the second day of the Maine bar exam. The MBE is a multiple-choice test containing 200 questions. The MBE is split into a morning and afternoon session. Each session consists of 100 questions. You have three hours to complete each session.
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Maine Bar Admissions
P.O. Box 140
Augusta, ME 04332-0140
Maine MPRE Score Requirement
Maine requires bar exam applicants to pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (“MPRE”). You must score 80 or higher on the MPRE in order to pass in Maine.
Scoring/Grading and Results
In order to pass the Maine bar exam, you must attain the score of 276. The MBE counts for 50% of the score. The written components count for 50% of the score: 30% for the 6 MEE questions; and 20% for the 2 MPT items. Maine makes bar exam results available approximately 8 to 10 weeks after the exam.
If lawyers from other jurisdictions fulfill certain requirements, then they may have reciprocal admission to the Maine Bar by motion. For lawyers admitted in other jurisdictions, one such requirement is that they have primarily and actively practiced law for at least three of the past five years. Maine has UBE reciprocity for otherwise qualified applicants who earn the minimum UBE score of 276 within the prior 3 years.
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