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The Puerto Rico Bar Exam

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The Puerto Rico Bar Exam

General information
Exam TypeNon-UBE
MBE
MEE
MPT
Jurisdiction-specific component
Upcoming Registration DatesTBA (February 2019 exam); TBA (July 2019 exam)
Recent Pass Rates33% (February 2017); 36% (July 2017)

What is the Puerto Rico bar exam?

The Puerto Rico bar exam assesses whether an examinee is competent to practice law in the Territory of Puerto Rico. Passing the bar exam is an essential step in becoming a lawyer in Puerto Rico. 

Read on to learn more about the Puerto Rico bar exam.

What is the Puerto Rico Bar Exam format?

The Puerto Rico bar exam is a two-day exam that tests examinees’ knowledge in the following areas of law:

  • federal civil procedure,
  • federal evidence,
  • federal jurisdiction and venue,
  • federal criminal procedure,
  • local rules,
  • federal appellate procedure,
  • bankruptcy, and
  • ethics.

The examination also includes an essay question to verify examinees’ certification of their ability to read, write, and understand the English language. To pass the Puerto Rico bar exam, examinees must score a minimum of 596 out of 1,000 points.

Puerto Rico Bar Exam Information

Below is a list of useful information for Puerto Rico bar examinees:

What are the Puerto Rico Bar Exam Dates?

The Puerto Rico bar exam is a two exam and is offered twice a year, in March and September. For details on Puerto Rico bar exam dates, please contact the District Court of Puerto Rico.

When Do I Need to Register for the Puerto Rico Bar Exam?

Public notices are posted in the Clerk’s Office and published in the local media several weeks prior to the exam application deadline. For details on the Puerto Rico bar exam deadlines, please contact the District Court of Puerto Rico.

What are the Fees for the Puerto Rico Bar Exam?

The regular application fee for the Puerto Rico bar exam is $300. For more details on fees, visit the District Court of Puerto Rico's website.

When Will I Receive My Puerto Rico Bar Exam Results?

Puerto Rico bar examination results are available approximately four to six weeks after the administration of the exam.

What Is the Puerto Rico Bar Exam Contact Information?

The Committee on Admissions, via the United States District for the District of Puerto Rico, is the organization responsible for overseeing admission to the bar in Puerto Rico. It is through this board that you will register for the bar exam, receive exam information, and obtain your score.

Address:
United State District Court Office of the Clerk
Federico Degetau Federal Bldg. - Rm. 150
Carlos Chardón Ave.
Hato Rey, PR 00918-1767

Phone: 787-289-0170

Website: https://www.prd.uscourts.gov/requirements-bar-admission

How Do I Get Puerto Rico Bar Exam News?

News and information about the Puerto Rico bar exam can be found on the District Court of Puerto Rico's website.