Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination


In addition to passing the California Bar Examination, applicants for admission to practice law in California must take and pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination. The required minimum score on the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination in California is an unrounded, scaled score of 86.00. A separate application must be filed for that examination. This application may be obtained from the National Conference of Bar Examiners or from California law schools. All questions concerning the administration and/or grading of this examination should be directed to the offices of the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

It is necessary for an applicant to request that the National Conference of Bar Examiners report his/her score to California. Simply being a California applicant or resident will not cause this to occur. To ensure the accurate reporting of scores, an applicant's California registration as a law student number is required on the score report form. For applications and other information, applicants should contact:

NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF BAR EXAMINERS
MPRE Application Department
2255 North Dubuque Road
Post Office Box 4001
Iowa City, IA 52243
(319) 341-2500
www.ncbex.org or www.act.org/mpre

Test dates for the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination are available on the National Conference of Bar Examiners website. There are eight examination sites located throughout California and additional sites in several other states. Examination site choice, filing deadlines and all other matters associated with the administration of this examination are under the jurisdiction of the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

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