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The State Board of Law Examiners (BLE) was created by the Michigan Legislature to oversee the investigation and examination of persons who apply for admission to the State Bar. The BLE administers the Michigan Bar Examination twice a year, in February and July, and then releases the exam results. The office also processes applications for recertification from attorneys who have been on inactive status ​for more than three years and wish to resume active practice in Michigan.  Board members are nominated by the Supreme Court and appointed by the Governor for five-year terms. The Clerk of the Supreme Court is the assistant secretary and treasurer.



July Examinees​: The February 2018 Essay Questions and Examiners' Analyses are now posted on the Admission to the Bar page​ (right column).


ATTENTION: Admission Without Examination applicants. Effective July 1, ​2018, the NCBE fee for the preparation of the Character Report will increase from $450 to $500.

Board of Law Examiners

925 W. Ottawa Street

Lansing, MI 48913

Phone: (517) 373‒4453


Maribeth Preston

Executive Director

Sonia L. Allen

Program Coordinator