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Florida Bar Exam Overview

FL Specific Component

The Florida-specific component consists of three hours spent answering essay questions and three hours of 100 multiple-choice questions.

Multistate Bar Exam (MBE)

The MBE, which is administered on Wednesday, is developed and graded by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE).

This portion of the examination is an objective 6-hour examination containing 200 multiple-choice questions, which is divided into two 3-hour sessions during which 100 questions are administered.

The MBE tests 7 subjects: Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts.

2020 Filing Deadlines & Fees

When is the FL Bar Exam in 2020?

February 25-26, 2020 July 28-29, 2020
Timely Filing: Nov 15, 2019 May 1, 2020
Late Filing: Dec 16, 2019 June 1, 2020
Final Filing: Jan 15, 2020 June 15, 2020

How Much Does the FL Bar Exam Cost?

Exam fee: $600 / $1000
Attorney Exam fee: $1600-$3000
Laptop Computer fee: $125
Late Filing fee: $325
Final Filing fee: $625

What is the FL Bar Exam Schedule Like?

The Florida bar exam is a two-day exam administered twice a year, with the MBE given on the last Wednesday of February and July.

Day AM PM
Tue 3 Essays on any subject (3 hours) 100 multiple-choice questions (3 hours)
Wed 100 MBE Questions (3 hours) 100 MBE Questions (3 hours)

Subjects Tested

MBE Subjects

  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law & Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Real Property
  • Torts

Florida Subjects

  • Business Entities
  • Civil Procedure
  • Criminal Law & Procedure
  • Contracts
  • Constitutional Law
  • Evidence
  • Family Law & Dependency
  • Florida Rules of Civil & Criminal Procedure
  • Florida Rules of Judicial Administration
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Real Property
  • Torts
  • Trusts
  • UCC Articles 3 & 9
  • Wills & Administration of Estates

FL Bar Exam Grading & Scoring Process

An average scaled score of 136 out of a scale of 2000 is required, based on the combined scaled scores of the MBE portion and the written portion.

  • MBE: 50%
  • Florida Essays/Multiple-Choice: 50%

Required MPRE Score: 80

Results

Results for the February exam are released in mid-April.

Results for the July exam are released in mid-September.

FL Bar Exam Reciprocity

MBE Transfer

Florida does not accept MBE scores from other jurisdictions.

Admission on Motion

Florida does not allow for admission on motion. All persons must take and pass the Florida Bar Exam.

How do I Contact the FL Bar?

Florida Board of Law Examiners
Tippen-Moore Building
1891 Eider Court
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1750

https://www.floridabarexam.org/
Phone: 850-487-1292
Fax: 850-414-6822

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