Site Updates



Site last updated 11/19/2020

11/19/2020
The February 2021 FAQ's have been modified to mention Examplify increased MSR's.
11/14/2020
11/12/2020
The February 2021 FAQ's have been modified with information on M1 processor Mac devices.
10/30/2020
The February 2021 FAQ's have been modified to reflect that the MBE will be administered on Wednesday February 24, 2021.
10/22/2020
10/21/2020
Information regarding reapplicants from the October 2020 remote exam has been posted.
10/19/2020
Information on applying for and the format of the February 2021 bar exam has been posted.
10/16/2020
10/09/2020
Feedback for the October 2020 bar exam is now being accepted.


October 2020 Essay Questions have been posted.
10/01/2020
October 2020 remote exam instructions (PDF) have been added to the site.


The October 2020 Exam Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) have been consolidated into PDF for easy view/print.
09/23/2020
The dates for downloading the needed exam files for the Oct 2020 Remote Bar Exam have been updated, as have the filenames on the download\mock exam instructions.
09/21/2020
The dates for downloading the needed exam files for the Oct 2020 Remote Bar Exam have been updated on the download\mock exam instructions.
08/31/2020
08/28/2020
Information regarding computer based testing use for the remote examination has been added to the site, including frequently asked questions on the use of the Examplify software, and information on the testing conditions for the remote bar exam.


A new page detailing remote bar exam information has been added to the site.


The opening date for filing for the Feburary 2021 bar examination has been postponed.
08/25/2020
October 2020 Exam Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) have been updated with CBT software features.
07/21/2020
Bar Exam Registration for October 2020 Remote Exam Closed
07/13/2020
Bar Exam Registration for October 200 Remote Exam Reopened
07/08/2020
05/08/2020
04/28/2020
The July 2020 Bar Exam has been rescheduled.

The Court has approved a Limited License (pdf).
04/13/2020
04/09/2020
04/07/2020
Information on the posting of February 2020 Bar Exam results.
04/01/2020
The Board congratulates members David R. Fine, Esq., and Stewart L. Cohen Esq. in their desinations as Chair and Vice Chair, respectively. The Board also congratulates member Kezia O. L. Taylor, Esq. in her reappointment to the Board, and welcomes its newest members Michael B. Lutz and Benjamin P. Shein.
03/13/2020
The schedule of open court ceremonies for Bar Admission Certification and Licensure has been updated.
02/14/2020
MPRE score transfer request form added to site

Rule 322 changes are stayed (PDF).
12/31/2019
NTA and supplemental forms have been updated for the July 2020 examination.
11/27/2019
Information on the University of Akron School of Law has been added to the Bar Admission Education page of the site.
10/28/2019
Changes to Rule 341 regarding applications, and to Rule 342 regarding service of process have been made.
07/26/2019
Application information for Pa.B.A.R. 304 is now availalble.
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, Sr. Esq. as its newest member.
06/05/2019
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.
03/29/2019
The Board welcomes Leslie A. Collins, Esq. as its newest member.
03/13/2019
The Board has reappointed Stewart Cohen as a member.
02/22/2019
02/08/2019
Rule 202 has been amended.
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, Esq.
12/01/2016
12/01/2016
The interpretation for Rule 204 has been updated.
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.
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.
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.