February 2022 CNMI Bar Examination Update 

The Supreme Court will administer the February 2022 bar examination in-person on February 23-24, 2022.  All deadlines will remain in place. 

 

February 2022 Deadline
Application DeadlineWednesday, December 22, 2021
Late Application DeadlineWednesday, January 5, 2022
Notification of Special Needs DeadlineWednesday, January 5, 2022
Multistate Essay Examination, Multistate Performance Test, and Local Content EssaysWednesday, February 23, 2022
Multistate Bar ExaminationThursday, February 24, 2022
July 2022Deadlines
Application DeadlineMonday, May 23, 2022
Late Application DeadlineFriday, June 3, 2022
Notification of Special Needs DeadlineFriday, June 3, 2022
Multistate Essay Examination, Multistate Performance Test, and Local Content EssaysWednesday, July 27, 2022
Multistate Bar ExaminationThursday, July 28, 2022

Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE)

MPRE application should be mailed to NCBE or apply online at www.ncbex.org

Should you need further information, contact Nora Borja at(670) 236-9800.

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Bar Applications

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Attorney Admissions Ceremony

Chief Justice Alexandro C. Castro administered the oath of office to Gretchen A. Smith on April 6, 2019, at the U.S. District Court for the N.M.I.

Chief Justice Alexandro C. Castro administered the attorney’s oath to Gretchen A. Smith on April 6, 2019, in the Courtroom of  U.S. District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands.

On April 9, 2020, Carmen V. Borja was sworn into the CNMI Bar by Chief Justice Alexandro C. Castro in the Supreme Court Courtroom.

Chief Justice Alexandro C. Castro administers the attorney’s oath to Jonathan Robert Glass during the Bar Admissions Ceremony on April 9, 2020.

NOTICE TO ALL BAR EXAM APPLICANTS
RE: PORTABILITY OF SCORES
EARNED ON THE CNMI BAR EXAMINATION
December 19, 2013

The bar examination administered in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands mirrors the Uniform Bar Examination (“UBE”) that is created and sanctioned by the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

At this time, the Commonwealth does not practice reciprocity with any other jurisdiction that administers the UBE. Thus, other UBE jurisdictions are not required to accept any UBE scored that is earned on the Commonwealth bar examination.

Therefore, any score earned on the Commonwealth bar examination is not “portable” as that word is used by the National Conference of Bar Examiners. Until such time that the Commonwealth creates reciprocity with other UBE jurisdictions, portions of the Rules of Admission that purport to create a portable UBE score have been suspended.

For more information, please review the Supreme Court Order, In re the Northern Mariana Islands Supreme Court rules: Rules of Admission, No. 2013-ADM-0036-RUL (NMI Sup. Ct. Dec. 19, 2013) (Administrative Order) which can be found on this website or contact the Supreme Court Clerk of Court.