Application for Admission on Motion

Application for Admission on Motion

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

Payment must be made through the online admissions application website.  Physical checks will not 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.

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.   

Once your fingerprints are completed, please send an email to advising the admissions office if you will be sending physical fingerprint cards in the mail, or if your fingerprints were electronically scanned by the authorized fingerprinting agency.

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:

For more information please email: