Application for Admission on Motion

Application for Admission on Motion

Beginning January 2018, applicants will be able to complete an application through an online portal and submit documents and payment online.  Please check back soon for the link to the application.  

NOTE TO FEBRUARY 2018 BAR EXAM APPLICANTS:
Please continue to use the NCBE paper application for the February 2018 bar exam.  Because the online application will not be available until January, you will not have the ability to begin the online application during the current application period.  

NOTE TO JULY 2018 BAR EXAM APPLICANTS:
Do not begin an application for the July 2018 exam using the NCBE application.  Please note that the online application will only be available during specific time periods for the February & July bar exams (i.e. January 2nd through March 31st for the July bar exam; September 1st through November 30th for the February bar exam.)  

NOTE TO MOTION APPLICANTS:
Please continue to use the NCBE paper application until the new online application is launched.  Once the online application website is launched, we will cease use of the NCBE paper application and begin exclusively using the online application.

Please read the ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PRACTICE OF LAW and these instructions very carefully before completing and submitting your application.

Until further notice, all applicants must apply using the Nebraska application located on the National Conference of Bar Examinerse ("NCBE") website: http://www.ncbex.org/character-and-fitness/jurisdiction/ne/.  Once you have completed your application on the NCBE website, you must print it out and submit the application, all supplementary documents and payment by mail to:

Nebraska State Bar Commission of the Nebraska Supreme Court
3806 Normal Blvd.
Lincoln, NE  68506

Payment
Payment may be made by cashier's check or money order.  No firm checks or personal checks will be accepted.  Applications will not be processed until full payment has been received. 

Special Instructions for:

Class 1(A) Applicants

If you are applying as a Class 1(A) applicant on motion, please request that your scaled MBE and ESSAY/MPT scores be reported to Nebraska.  PLEASE NOTE: Your scaled scores must have been earned from a single administration of the bar exam and may not be more than three years old. Combined scores from separate administrations will not be accepted.

Class 1 (C) Applicants

If you earned a score of 270 or higher on the UBE in another jurisdiction within the past three years, you may apply as a Class 1(C) applicant.  Please request that NCBE provide a score report to Nebraska.

Fingerprints
All applicants are required to be fingerprinted as provided under Neb. Rev. Stat. § 7-102(2). Also see Neb. Ct. R. § 3-111(H). Fingerprints are submitted tp the Nebraska State Patrol for a national criminal history record infomation check by the Identification Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). In some cases, fingerprint agencies will scan and submit fingerprints electronically and it is not necessary for the applicant to submit fingerprint cards. When the agency does not submit fingerprints electronically, the applicant must return two cards by mail or in person to the Nebraska State Bar Commission at the address below. All biodata required on the fingerprint cards must be completed by the applicant for processing.  Failure to complete the information may cause several weeks delay in processing.   

Revision Form (if applicable)
If you need to revise any of your responses after you have submitted your application, please use the Revisions Form.

Amendment Forms ( if applicable)
If you need to make any amendments to your submitted online application, please use the following forms as needed:

You may scan and email forms submitted after your application has been filed to the following email address:  nsc.attyadmissions@nebraska.gov.

For more information please email: nsc.attyadmissions@nebraska.gov.