The Office of Admissions & Attorney Licensing is responsible for processing all applications for admission to the Alabama State Bar, providing administrative support to the Board of Bar Examiners and the Committee on Character and Fitness and administering the Alabama Bar Examination. The Office of Admissions & Attorney Licensing is responsible for administering and enforcing the Rules Governing Admission to the Alabama State Bar, which apply to anyone seeking admission to the Alabama State Bar.
An applicant to the Alabama State Bar may be admitted by examination, without examination through reciprocity, or by transfer of an acceptable Uniform Bar Examination(UBE)score. In addition, an attorney admitted in another jurisdiction may be admitted in Alabama on a limited basis as Pro Hac Vice or Authorized House Counsel.
Applying for Admission
Visit the Alabama State Bar Admissions Website to view detailed information on the admissions process and to apply for admission by examination, transfer of UBE score, or reciprocity.
Bar Exam Statistics
To view past bar exam statistics please visit our Alabama State Bar Admissions website.
Pro Hac Vice
An attorney or counselor-at-law who is not licensed in good standing to practice law in Alabama, but is currently a member in good standing of the bar of another state, the District of Columbia, or other United States jurisdiction may appear as counsel pro hac vice in a particular case before any court or administrative agency in Alabama upon compliance with Rule VII, Rules Governing Admission to the Alabama State Bar.
Alabama State Bar members have access to valuable educational programs and select discounts on products and services to benefit both your practice and work-life balance, as well as invaluable resources and information to enhance your professional success. As your partner in the profession, the Alabama State Bar encourages its members to take advantage of these benefits.
Rules Governing Admission to the Alabama State Bar
- Rule I – Registration of Intent to Apply for Admission to the Alabama State Bar
- Rule II - Application for Admission to the Alabama State Bar
- Rule III – Persons Entitled to Admission Without Examination
- Rule IV – Persons Entitled to Admission by Examination
- Rule V – Committee on Character and Fitness
- Rule VI(A) – Board of Bar Examiners
- Rule VI(B) – Bar Examination
- Rule VII – Admission of Foreign Attorneys Pro Hac Vice
- Rule VIII – Admission of Foreign Attorneys as Authorized House Counsel