The Board of Law Examiners is the judicial agency responsible for determining that applicants seeking to be licensed to practice law in Texas meet the qualifications set by the Supreme Court of Texas.

Important Announcements

    Beginning June 1, we will roll out a new website and will introduce ATLAS, our new online application system. ATLAS will be a significant upgrade for our declarants and applicants, and we have carefully planned the rollout to be as seamless as possible. However, declarants and applicants need to be aware of two issues:

    1. Our current application system, eFast, will shut down on May 31. Unfortunately, any  declarations or applications that have been started on eFast but have not been submitted by May 31 will not transfer to the new ATLAS system. If you have begun work on a declaration/application on eFast, and you do not submit that document for filing on or before May 31, you will have to recreate the declaration/application on the new ATLAS system. We apologize for this unavoidable inconvenience.   

    2. From now until May 31, Declarations of Intention to Study Law can no longer be electronically filed on eFast. They must be completed on eFast, printed, and submitted by paper, with a check.

    We appreciate your patience during this rollout.

  • 05/05/16 - July 2016 Examinees: New for this July Bar Exam:

    • Procedure & Evidence Questions will be presented in a new format. A sample of the new P&E format is available here: Sample New Format P&E Question Booklet --- Sample New Format P&E Answer Booklet.
    • Laptop examinees can use their laptops for the Procedure and Evidence Questions. Responses to each short-answer question will be limited to 360 characters. A character includes a letter, space, punctuation, or symbol. This 360-character limit corresponds to 5 handwritten lines, and provides ample space for a complete short-answer response.
    • We will no longer require laptop examinees to perform a mandatory USB back up.
    • We will provide foam ear plugs. Examinees cannot bring their own.
    • Prescription medicine, in its original labeled container, is now Permitted. No additional permission or arrangements are required.
    • Fitness trackers are Prohibited.
    • On Wednesday, when we administer the MBE, bring plenty of No. 2 pencils—please do not bring pens, highlighters, or pencil sharpeners.
    • All examinees must turn in all exam materials at the end of each testing session—including Essay question books and P&E Question books.

    General Instructions for the July 2016 Bar Exam (revised to reflect the 360-character limit for P&E laptop responses) have been posted.

    Admission Tickets will be delivered electronically to eligible examinees beginning July 1, 2016. Remember to keep your e-mail address, mailing address, and other contact information updated.

  • 05/02/16 - February 2016 Pass List

  • 05/02/16 - February 2016 exam statistics are available on the Examination Information page.

  • 04/18/16 - July 2016 Examinees: General Instructions for the July 2016 Bar Exam have been posted.

  • 03/25/16 - February 2016 Examinees: Please review this updated important information regarding grade release.

  • 02/29/16 - February 2016 exam questions have been posted to our Examination Information page (Past Exams tab).
  • 11/24/15 - We will begin accepting applications for the July 2016 exam on November 30, 2015. The July exam will be administered in 6 locations across Texas. These exam locations have been posted to our Examination Information page.These exam locations are now availabe for selection eFast system.
  • 08/11/15 - We remain committed to improving our procedures to best serve those seeking to join the Bar of Texas. In an effort to accomplish this goal, the following documents must now be submitted using the eFast system:

    • Declarations of Intent to Study Law
    • In-State Student Applications
    • General Applications
    • Re-Applications

    This will enable us to communicate with our applicants more quickly, and to review our applications more efficiently.

  • 06/15/15 - Board Meeting Minutes from our most recent Board Meeting (and previous meetings) can be viewed on the Board Meeting Minutes page.

  • 06/11/15 - Non-Resident Attorney (Pro Hac Vice) Fees can now be submitted online.

    As of June 11, 2015, the Board is pleased to announce that non-resident attorneys who are seeking permission to participate in a Texas proceeding can now submit the required fee online using a credit card or electronic check. The Non-Resident Attorney Fee Submission Form, which now must be completed on-line, has been streamlined, and notarization is no longer required. Acknowledgment Letters can be delivered by e-mail, fax, or regular mail. If a fee is submitted online, an Acknowledgment letter will be sent out by the end of the next business day. This is the first step toward the Board’s goal of offering electronic payment options for all fees handled by the Board. Beginning August 1, 2015, all Non-Resident Attorney fees must be submitted online. For more information, see Non-Resident Attorney Fee (Pro Hac Vice) Edited 7/15/15.