Board of Law Examiners of Tennessee
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The Tennessee Board of Law Examiners governs the examination and admission of attorneys who wish to practice law in Tennessee. This office admits attorneys previously licensed in another jurisdiction for more than 5 years (comity admission) and administers the bar examination to recent law school graduates. The exam is given twice a year (February and July). It is a 2 day exam consisting of the Multistate Bar Examination (multiple choice), the Multistate Performance Test and 9 essay questions.
The blocks on the left margin of this page provide all of the information and forms necessary to sit for the bar examination and for attorneys previously licensed in another jurisdiction seeking admission to the Tennessee Bar.
ATTENTION: The Tennessee Board of Law Examiners has recently changed the requirement for providing documentation of your undergraduate degree. Beginning with the July 2014 bar exam, the Board now requires an official transcript from your undergraduate institution. We will, however, continue to accept the previous Undergraduate Degree Verification form for July 2014 applicants in lieu of an official transcript. Instructions for submitting applications for the bar examination are posted under the How to Apply tab on the left.
To contact BLE:
Tennessee Board of Law Examiners
401 Church Street, Suite 2200
Nashville, Tennessee 37219
For any fees due to the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners, please note that we do not accept payment by credit card. We accept cash, checks, cashier’s checks and money orders only.