Admission to the Practice of Law

Admission to the Practice of Law

The Nebraska Supreme Court (Court) exercises jurisdiction over admission to the practice of law in the State of Nebraska. The Court established the Nebraska State Bar Commission (Commission) to review all applicants and make recommendations to the Court for admission. The Commission oversees the administration of the Uniform Bar Exam (“UBE”) in Nebraska twice yearly for admission by examination. Applicants may apply for admission on motion if already licensed in another state or by UBE score transfer.  The motion application process may take up to 120 days

*All applicants must apply using the Nebraska admissions application located here: This system has been configured to work best with Google Chrome. It is strongly encouraged to use this browser when completing the application.

*Please note that if you are filing an application for the July exam at the end of February or through March, there will likely be a delay in you receiving a notification of processing your application due to an influx of applications received and simultaneously administering the February bar exam. If you receive a payment receipt via email, your application has been received by our office.

FORMS: When the application is complete, follow this link to find the necessary forms noted in the Bar Application Completion Checklist (see next paragraph for checklist).

The Bar Application Checklist (also found under Forms):

FINGERPRINTS: Complete two sets of your fingerprints. Fingerprints are required with each application submitted in Nebraska. Fingerprints may be made digitally or on physical fingerprint cards. If fingerprints are completed on physical fingerprint cards, please mail them to our office at PO Box 98910, Lincoln, NE 68509. If fingerprints are done digitally and are being electronically sent from another troop station to the Nebraska State Patrol, you are not required to mail fingerprint cards in connection with the application. Blank physical fingerprint cards may be requested by sending an email to  Please provide your mailing address in which the blank physical fingerprint cards can be mailed.  

Please note that the agencies listed on the bottom of this page are not the only agencies that you may be fingerprinted - this is only a list we have compiled for locations in Nebraska.  As long as it is an authorized fingerprinting agency, you may be printed where you are located.  


For information on eligibility requirements, how to apply and other information, please refer to the links below.   


PLEASE NOTE: Individuals with non-ADA qualifying health related conditions (e.g. breastfeeding, diabetes, pregnancy, mobility impairments etc.) may request a non-ADA administrative accommodation. The request may be made in the form of a letter.  The request must state the health condition and the specific accommodations desired. Medical documentation verifying the condition is required.  The request should be submitted with the application for the bar exam, no later than the filing deadline. Requests are granted on a case-by-case basis. Non-emergency requests that are not made on or before the filing deadline will be denied.


The following are Offices of the Nebraska State Patrol and the Days/Hours that Fingerprinting is Conducted as of March 7, 2017. Times subject to change.:

Troop A:  Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (walk-in only)
4411 S 108th ST 
Omaha, NE 68137
Phone: 402-331-3333

Troop B:  Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (appointment required)
1401 Eisenhower AVE
Norfolk NE 68701
Phone: 402-370-3456

Troop C:  Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (appointment required)
3431 W Old Potash
Grand Island NE 68803
Phone: 308-385-6000

Troop D:  Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (appointment required)
300 West South River Rd
North Platte NE 69101
Phone: 308-535-6604

Troop E: Monday & Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday & Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (appointment required)
4500 Avenue I
Scottsbluff NE 69361
Phone: 308-632-1211

Criminal Identification Division (CID): Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (appointment required) Last person fingerprinted at 4:00 p.m.
4600 Innovation Drive (**Note new address)
Lincoln NE 68521
Phone: 402-479-4971

If you have questions, you may contact the Admissions office by phone or email:
Nebraska State Bar Commission of the Nebraska Supreme Court
2413 State Capitol, PO Box 98910
Lincoln, NE 68509
Telephone: (402) 471-2834