Multistate Bar Examination scores achieved on prior bar examinations are not accepted by the Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners (BBE). The BBE will only accept Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) scores transferred from another jurisdiction when they are achieved on a concurrent administration.

If you plan to sit concurrently and your MBE state is Massachusetts, you must complete the form that will arrive with your seating assignment authorizing Massachusetts to transfer your score.The cost to transfer your MBE score from Massachusetts to another jurisdiction is $25.00 (Note: bank check or money order made payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts – no personal checks accepted). If you plan to sit concurrently and your MBE state is not Massachusetts, it is your responsibility to make arrangements with your MBE state to have your MBE score transferred to Massachusetts. Failure to do so may result in a delay in receipt of your scores and/or a delay in your admission.

The National Conference of Bar Examiners has published examples of MBE questions used on prior tests which have been printed in one volume, Multistate Bar Examination Questions, 1992. A copy can be obtained from the National Conference of Bar Examiners, 402 West Wilson Street, Madison, WI 53703-3614. To receive a copy of said volume, send a check in the amount of $25, made payable to the National Conference of Bar Examiners (other publications may also be available). A copy may also be obtained on their website.

Board of Bar Examiners Contact Information

Edward W. Brooke Courthouse
24 New Chardon Street, First Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-482-4466
Fax: 617-542-5943