July 2020 NC Bar Exam Results Posted to Applicant Portals
The North Carolina Board of Law Examiners is pleased to announce that results of the July 2020 North Carolina Bar Examination were posted to Applicant secure portal accounts on August 31, 2020. 668 applicants completed the examination. The overall pass rate for the examination was 83%.
Declarations Permitted In Lieu of Notarized Signatures Until March 1, 2021
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the North Carolina Board of Law Examiners will permit applicants to submit documents using a signed declaration in lieu of a notarized signature until March 1, 2021. To view an example of an acceptable Declaration, please CLICK HERE.
Passing Score Reduced for July 2020 and February 2021 NC Bar Examinations
Due to the unique and extraordinary circumstances involved with the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Carolina Board of Law Examiners has reduced the passing score for the July 2020 and February 2021 North Carolina Bar Examinations. To view the announcement, please CLICK HERE.
Reminder! July 2020 NC Bar Exam COVID-19 Applicant Forms Due by 5:00 p.m. (eastern time) on July 21, 2020
All applicants for the July 2020 North Carolina Bar Examination must upload the COVID-19 Applicant Forms to their portal by 5:00 p.m. on July 21, 2020. As previously indicated, any applicant who does not upload these forms by the deadline will be administratively withdrawn and will not be permitted to sit for the examination.
- Declaration Acknowledging COVID-19 Requirements
- July 2020 North Carolina Bar Examination Regulations and Code of Conduct
- COVID-19 Screening Certification
- Incomplete Application Declaration (if applicable)
These forms have previously been posted to all applicant portals. To access an additional copy of these forms, please CLICK HERE.
Notice: Applicant Temperature Screening Required at July 2020 NC Bar Exam
Notice: Temperature screening will be required for all applicants at the July 2020 North Carolina bar examination. To view the announcement regarding this requirement, please CLICK HERE.
A Note From the Chair - July 2020 NC Bar Exam
To view a Note From the Chair of the North Carolina Board of Law Examiners regarding the July 2020 North Carolina bar examination, please CLICK HERE.
Notice: Masks to be required continuously throughout July 2020 NC Bar Exam
Notice: Masks to be required continuously throughout July 2020 NC Bar Exam
In light of recent developments involving the COVID-19 pandemic in North Carolina, and in accordance with recommendations from public health officials, the Board has revised the applicant mask requirement for the July 2020 Bar Examination. All applicants will be required to wear protective face coverings (masks) continuously throughout the administration of the July 2020 North Carolina Bar Examination. This includes, but is not limited to: while in line awaiting admittance, during check-in, throughout testing, and during check-out.
To access the updated FAQs for the July 2020 North Carolina bar examination, please CLICK HERE. To access the updated Notice to Applicants Regarding COVID-19 Requirements, please CLICK HERE . To access the updated COVID-19 Applicant Forms, please CLICK HERE.
Please also be advised that while the Board presently intends to administer the North Carolina bar examination on July 28-29, 2020, this may change in compliance with future state or local public health directives. If it is not possible to administer the examination as originally scheduled, the Board plans to administer the examination on September 9-10, 2020.
FAQs - July 2020 North Carolina Bar Examination
To access a list of responses to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the July 2020 North Carolina bar examination, please CLICK HERE.
NOTICE TO APPLICANTS REGARDING COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS
To access the “Notice to Applicants regarding COVID-19 requirements for the July 2020 North Carolina Bar Examination,” please CLICK HERE.
July 2020 NC Bar Exam Update - May 5, 2020
July 2020 North Carolina Bar Examination – Update – May 5, 2020
The North Carolina Board of Law Examiners (“NCBLE”) presently intends to administer the July 2020 bar examination on July 28-29, 2020.
The National Conference of Bar Examiners (“NCBE”) has advised that as of May 5, 2020, 19 jurisdictions have announced that they intend to cancel or postpone the July bar exam; the other jurisdictions either plan to go ahead with the July exam or have not yet made a decision. Based on this information, NCBE has determined that there will most likely be a sufficient number of July examinees to ensure that exam scores can be equated (a necessary part of scoring any high-stakes exam). Accordingly, NCBE plans to make exam materials (MBE, MEE, and MPT) available to jurisdictions able to administer an exam in July.
The North Carolina Board of Law Examiners will continue to monitor public health information as well as state and local requirements and directives related to COVID-19 as it evaluates whether it is possible to administer the July 2020 bar examination as scheduled.
If the July 2020 examination cannot be administered as scheduled, the NCBLE intends to administer the North Carolina bar examination on September 9-10, 2020.
The NCBLE understands the stress caused by the uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 crisis, and that the impact the COVID-19 crisis may have on the July bar exam is a source of additional stress. The NCBLE will continue to monitor the situation and will update this website as new information becomes available.
North Carolina Board of Law Examiners June 2020 Meeting
NC Board of Law Examiners Meeting – June 10-12, 2020
The North Carolina Board of Law Examiners will conduct its June 2020 meeting on June 10-12, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board will conduct the meeting remotely via videoconference. The meeting will begin on June 10, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. Members of the public who wish to access the meeting as it occurs may email a request to Ms. Allison Bradley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon request, Ms. Bradley will forward information for access to the meeting.
Special Testing Accommodations Deadline Extended Due to COVID-19
The deadline for submission of Petitions for Special Testing Accommodations (Special Accommodations) and supporting medical and testing documentation has been extended to May 19, 2020. Please note that this is a postmark deadline.
Please note the change to Rule .0501(8) regarding the required time period within which general applicants must successfully complete the state specific component.
North Carolina State-Specific Component of the UBE
The North Carolina State-Specific Component of the Uniform Bar Examination is available.
Pursuant to Rule .0501(8) and Rule .0504(9) of the Rules Governing the Admission to Practice Law in North Carolina, effective June 30, 2018, all General Applicants and Transfer Applicants seeking licensure to practice law in North Carolina must successfully complete the North Carolina State-Specific Component of the Uniform Bar Examination.
Upon filing an application, applicants may request access to the North Carolina State-Specific Component by e-mailing a request to Ms. Allison Bradley at the North Carolina Board of Law Examiners at email@example.com
For information regarding the North Carolina State-Specific Component, please click on the “NC State-Specific Component” Tab on the NCBLE website home page.
Submission of Fingerprint Cards
When you complete your official fingerprint cards, please be sure to submit these fingerprint cards DIRECTLY to the North Carolina Board of Law Examiners.
Please DO NOT submit your fingerprint cards to the State Bureau of Investigation.
Please be advised that if your fingerprint cards are submitted directly to the State Bureau of Investigation, by you or by a law enforcement agency, the Department of Public Safety/State Bureau of Investigation will charge a fee of $38.00. You will be required to remit $38.00 to the North Carolina Board of Law Examiners for this fee.