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: https://mcle.wcc.ne.gov/admissions/login. This system has been configured to work best with Google Chrome. It is strongly encouraged to use this browser when completing the application.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTION FOR MILITARY SPOUSE APPLICANTS: 

The court has now instituted a rule that provides special consideration for a military spouse seeking to join the Nebraska bar.  Military spouses interested in applying to join the Nebraska  practicing bar may do so through the Supreme Court’s on line process found at https://mcle.wcc.ne.gov/admissions/login

The Court will be instituting changes to the online functionality for filing an application on motion, until those changes are complete the process will require logging into the system and preparing an application indicating the applicant is  a 1-(A) applicant.  An additional form will need to be uploaded that is provided to the applicant (the form is found here: Addendum for Class 1D Military Spouse Motion Applicants).  The form should be uploaded with the other documents applicants are required to submit under "Applicant Documentation".  Right now the system may require full payment of $950.00 and we will do an immediate credit refund of ½ that amount, so please call us when you are ready to file a completed application. 

FORMS: When the application is complete, follow this link to find the necessary forms noted in the Bar Application Completion Checklist (you will gain access to this checklist when your application is submitted and you have made payment): https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/forms?title=&field_form_number_value=&field_form_type_tid=204&field_form_category_tid=All&field_language_tid=All&field_form_set_tid=All

FINGERPRINTS:  Complete two sets of your fingerprints. Fingerprints are required with each application submitted in Nebraska. Fingerprints may be made digitally or on fingerprint cards. If fingerprints are completed on physical fingerprint cards, please mail them to our office at 3806 Normal Blvd, Lincoln, NE 68506. If fingerprints are done digitally and are being electronically sent to the Nebraska State Patrol, you are not required to mail fingerprint cards in connection with the application. Blank fingerprint cards may be requested by sending an email to nsc.attyadmissions@nebraska.gov.

Please note that the agencies listed below 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.
3800 NW 12th ST STE A
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
3806 Normal Blvd.
Lincoln, Nebraska 68506-5241
Telephone: (402) 471-3092
nsc.attyadmissions@nebraska.gov