Site Updates



Site last updated 07/07/2019

07/01/2019
Reciprocity information has been updated, as the Board now recognizes reciprocity with the state of Maryland.
The Board welcomes Lawrence J. Moran as its newest member, and Gerald Lawrence as the new Board Chair. David Rasner has now assumed the role of Vice Chair. The current list of all Board members has been updated.
06/05/2019
Bar exam sample admission ticket information has been updated.

Criminal history verification forms for all application types have beeen updated on the site.
05/24/2019
Pa.B.A.R. 304 has been added to the site, effective July 29, 2019.
04/12/2019
03/29/2019
The Board welcomes Leslie A. Collins, Esq. as its newest member.
03/28/2019
New Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City hotel block information has been added for the Eastern PA Location.

Hotel block information for the Westin has been updated for the Western PA Location.
03/13/2019
The Board has reappointed Stewart Cohen as a member.
03/08/2019
The Feburary 2019 Feedback form has been deactivated. The Board thanks those who participated for their valued comments.
03/01/2019
The February 2019 Bar Exam essay questions have been posted.
02/22/2019
02/08/2019
Rule 202 has been amended.
01/14/2019
Information on Bar Admission Education has been added to the site.
12/14/2018
Changes to Rule 402 have been made.
12/06/2018
Beginning December 28, 2018, applicants must submit fingerprints for the purpose of the Board verifying the identity of the applicant and obtaining a current record of any criminal history. This is NOT required for February 2019 bar exam applicants.

The Board welcomes Matt Chiara as project manager for the Board staff.
07/05/2018
A notarized identity verification form is now required for all application copy or score summary sheet requests.
08/01/2017
Effective August 1, 2017, there ARE new Bar Exam Fees and Non-Bar Exam Application Fees
06/12/2017
Reciprocity information has been updated, as the Board now recognizes reciprocity with the Virgin Islands.
05/11/2017
A new miscellaneous forms and requests section has been added to the site.
04/17/2017
A new application is availble for filing under Pa. B.A.R. 303.

The Board welcomes its newest member Kezia O. L. Taylor.
12/01/2016
12/01/2016
The interpretation for Rule 204 has been updated.


The Harrisburg testing location will no longer be offered for July examinations. View the complete list of locations.
09/15/2016
Reciprocity information has been updated, as the Board now recognizes reciprocity with New Jersey.
08/18/2016
MBE transfer information has been updated.
04/26/2016
The Board has reappointed C. Robert Keenan III, Esq. as a member of the PA Board of Law Examiners.
4/01/2016
The Board is pleased to announce C. Robert Keenan III, Esq. as the new Board Chair, and Gerald Lawrence, Esq. as the new Vice Chair.

The Board welcomes new members Kathleen D. Wilkinson, Esq. and Stewart L. Cohen, Esq.
1/5/2016
The repository listings have all been updated.
12/15/2015
Information regarding the submission of personal statements has been added to the list of Character and Fitness Frequently Asked Questions.
09/18/2015
06/01/2015
Reciprocity information has been updated, as the Board now recognizes reciprocity with New Mexico.
04/23/2015
The Board welcomes David R. Fine, Esq. as its newest member.
07/18/2014
The Board welcomes David S. Rasner, Esq. as its newest Board member.
04/23/2014
The Board welcomes Gerald Lawrence as its newest Board member.
03/12/2014
Changes to 204-341 MPRE information have been made regarding the timeframe for which an MPRE score can be requested.
02/10/2014
Changes to Rule 301 have been made.
12/20/2013
Changes to Rule 205 have been made.

Rule 206 has been added to the PA Bar Rules.
02/04/2013
Reciprocity information has been updated, as the Board now recognizes reciprocity with Wyoming.
03/21/2012
Reciprocity information has been updated, as the Board now recognizes reciprocity with Maine.
01/19/2010
Reciprocity information has been updated, as the Board now recognizes reciprocity with Oregon.
8/31/2009
Rule 204 and Rule 311 have been updated.