ALL Applicants and Declarants are expected to be familiar with the Rules Governing Admission to the Bar of Texas. There is no refund of fees in the event of the withdrawal of any Declaration or Application, nor in the event a determination is made by the Board that the Applicant or Declarant does not meet the requirements imposed under these Rules. Outdated Applications or Declaration will not be accepted.
The forms available from the Board of Law Examiners are listed below. Click on the form you are interested in downloading. When printing the forms, please do not duplex. Outdated forms will not be accepted, and will be returned unprocessed. Applications and Declarations are generally updated on yearly basis.Declaration of Intention to Study Law
Rule VI(a) states "Every person who is beginning law study in an approved law school in Texas for the first time (an entrant) and who intends to apply for admission to the Bar of Texas shall, unless prohibited from filing by these Rules, file with the Board a Declaration of Intention to Study Law, on a form promulgated by the Board."
Individuals beginning an LLM program at an ABA-approved law school in Texas are not required to file a Declaration of Intent to Study Law. Do not file a Declaration of Intent unless you will be (or are) applying as a non-attorney graduate of an ABA-approved law school in Texas. Do not submit a Declaration until you have actually begun law school.In-State Student Application to take the Texas Bar Exam
use the In-State Application unless you will be (or are) applying to the Texas
Bar Examination for the first time and will be (or are) a non-attorney graduate
of an ABA-approved law school in Texas.
Use the General Application only if you meet one of the following criteria:
Use the Re-Application only if you have taken or applied for a previous Texas Bar Examination.Laptop Application Form (Please note that this is separate and distinct from an Application to take the Texas Bar Examination. Applicants who wish to use their personal laptop computers for the Bar Exam must simultaneously submit the Laptop Application Form, the Application to the Bar Exam, and fees for both. All such applicants should review the Board's Use of Laptop page. Individuals using Efast do not need to print out the pdf version of the Laptop Application Form; a Laptop Application form will be automatically generated by the Efast program.)
Foreign Legal Consultant Application only if you applying for Certification of
Registration as a Foreign Legal Consultant under
Do not submit the Supplemental Investigation form unless you have been instructed to do so by Board staff.
To meet a "postmark deadline," the Rule I(c) requirement is to have your
properly completed and addressed application (or reapplication or
If you are unable to download ANY of the application forms, in order to obtain a blank form from the Board office you may submit a Request for Application Materials (or a letter requesting the application) and include a $30.00 deposit fee. The $30 fee will be credited toward your application filing fee only if you file a properly completed application within one year from the date we receive your $30 deposit fee. (Remember to deduct your $30 deposit from the fees owed if you file your application within the one year allowable period.) Staple the $30 deposit fee to your request and mail to the Board of Law Examiners, P.O. Box 13486, Austin TX 78711-3486. Once your request and deposit fee is received, the application form will be mailed to you. Neither the application or reapplication form will be mailed to you without receipt of the $30 deposit fee. We do not send out any forms via email or fax.
I understand that by downloading these forms, I am agreeing not to change or modify the forms or to use them for any other purpose than to complete them fully in accordance with the instructions given and to submit them to the Board of Law Examiners. I further agree not to change the pagination of forms.
I understand that incomplete, altered, or modified forms received by the Board's staff will be returned to me without filing and that, in that event, I may incur additional charges for re-filing. I also understand that modification or misuse of these forms may result in a character and fitness inquiry into my conduct or other appropriate action.
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