Board of Law Examiners of Tennessee
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Important Notice: Beginning with the July 2015 Bar Exam, all foreign educated applicants will be required to submit a course-by-course evaluation from either World Education Services (www.wes.org) or Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (www.ece.org) in lieu of foreign transcripts. This will be a requirement for all foreign educated applicants, even if you sat for or have been previously approved to sit for the exam.
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.
APPLICATIONS FOR THE JULY 2015 BAR EXAMINATION ARE NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME. APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN ON OR BEFORE 9:00 AM CENTRAL TIME ON THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015.
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.