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July 2024 Alaska Bar Exam Application


The online application, fee, and non-standard testing forms are due by the deadlines listed below. The required documents listed on the application checklist must be received before an exam permit will be issued. Exam permits are issued in early July. Additional information will be sent to applicants by email after the deadlines. 

July 30 & 31, 2024 Bar Exam

May 1, 2024 - $850

Reapplicants who sat for the July 2023/February 2024 Exam:
May 31, 2024 - $550

Non-Standard Testing Application: Testing Forms
May 1, 2024

Laptop Registration Fee - $125



Board of Governors Meeting Dates


Upcoming meeting dates for the Board of Governors:

August 22 & 23, 2024

October 24 & 25, 2024

January 30 & 31, 2025

April 22 & 23, 2025


Once the character investigation is complete and all documents have been received, your application will be reviewed at the next regularly scheduled Board Meeting. While meetings are open to the public, applicants will only be discussed during Executive Session. The soonest you will be notified if your application is approved for admission is by email. 

 

All applicants are subject to a determination of character and fitness. This can take at least 3-4 months, depending on each individual application. There is no way for us to expedite this process as we treat all applications with priority.




Requesting Required Documents


It is YOUR responsibility to arrange to have the following items sent directly to the Alaska Bar Association from each respective authority. You cannot have them sent to you and then submit them to our office.

The following be sent directly to the Alaska Bar Association from the authority.

  • Original certificate of graduation from law school; the certificate must contain:
    • Your name
    • The name of the law school
    • Graduation date
    • Degree received
    • The school's seal
  • Certificate of Good Standing from each state or D.C., to which you have been admitted; must have been issued within the previous three months.
  • Disciplinary history from each State Bar to which you are admitted; must have been issued within the previous three months.
  • Statement of bar passage from a reciprocal jurisdiction; at least one of the reciprocal jurisdictions must certify that you passed the written bar exam required by that jurisdiction prior to admission (Reciprocity applicants only)
  • MPRE Official Score Transcript from NCBE
  • UBE Official Score Transcript from NCBE (UBE applicants only)

The following documents must be submitted to our office by the applicant.

  • Authorization and Release Form - must be signed, notarized and may be mailed. Once you have submitted your application electronically, you may also upload the signed and notarized Authorization and Release form by clicking on the "Upload New Document" button located in the bottom right corner of your user home page.
  • Photo Submission Form - must include TWO passport sized (2x2) photos; must be mailed to Bar.
  • Fingerprints - One properly executed Standard Applicant Fingerprint Card; must be mailed to Bar.

 

The full checklist for each application can be found on our website here.

Our email and mailing address can be found in the Contact Us link on our website.