Steps to E-File your Petition for Admission
Step 1: Prepare for E-Filing
Information you will need:
- Valid email address
- NCBE number
- Surname Information - date, location, and reason for change
- Address history for previous 10 years, including dates
- Education history including all disciplinary actions and applicable records
- Employment (legal and other) history with dates of employment, employer reference, and reason for leaving
- Dates of all other applications and admissions to jurisdictions
- Dates of all Professional licenses applications (other than as an attorney)
- Appointed, Elected or Judicial appointments
- Professional discipline - other than attorney discipline - (charges, grievances, suspensions, etc.) and applicable records
- Legal practice discipline (charges, grievances, suspensions, etc.) and applicable records
- Legal Proceedings (civil, administrative, criminal, financial, charges, grievances, suspensions, etc.) and applicable records
Documents you will need:
Assemble the following documents and electronically save them so that they are available for upload during your completion of the Petition for Admission Interview. Please verify that the following documents are scanned or saved in PDF format before beginning the Petition for Admission Interview:
- MPRE Score Report
You may request a copy of your MPRE Score Report by contacting the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) via email at email@example.com or visit their website at www.ncbex.org You can also contact NCBE at 608-280- 8550. Note: If you cannot obtain a copy of your MPRE Score Report before e-Filing your Petition, call 617-557-1050.
If you have not previously taken the MPRE in a jurisdiction to which you are admitted, you must take and achieve a scaled MPRE score of 85 or greater prior to e-Filing a Petition.
- A completed Petition/Recommendation from a Member of the Bar form
This must be completed and signed by you and an attorney in good standing of any state, district, or territory of the United States. Questions regarding this may be directed to the Attorney Services Department of the Clerk for the County of Suffolk at 617-557-1050.
- Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
You must adhere to the strict protocol required for the Letters of Recommendation .
- Certificates of Admission and Good Standing and Grievance Letters
Current (dated within 90 days of filing) Certificate(s) of Admission and Good Standing from the highest judicial court of each state, district, territory, province or foreign country to which you are admitted.
- Current (dated within 90 days of filing) Grievance Letter from the grievance or disciplinary entity of each state, district, territory, province or foreign country to which you are admitted indicating that there are no charges pending against you. Note: You are required to upload all certificates and grievance letters as a single PDF.
- Records of any Legal Practice discipline (charges, grievances, suspensions, etc.), if applicable.
- Records of any Professional (other than attorney) discipline (charges, grievances, suspensions, etc.), if applicable.
- Records of any Legal Proceedings (civil, administrative, criminal, financial, charges, grievances, suspensions, etc.), if applicable.
Step 2: Register with the Court's E-Filing vendor, Tyler Technologies
Step 3: Complete the online Petition for Admission Interview
Step 4: Review your answers and confirm that all requisite documents to your Petition for Admission were uploaded, including any records required as a result of certain affirmative responses within the interview.
Step 5: Pay the Fees
Electronically pay the court filing fee ($1,015.00) and E-filing vendor, Tyler Technologies fees.
Step 6: Electronically File your Petition for Admission with the Court.
Questions regarding these filing requirements may be directed to the Supreme Judicial Court Clerk’s Office at 617-557-1050, unless otherwise stated. You may also refer to the FAQs for further guidance.
Questions regarding the content of the Petition for Admission Interview may be directed to the Board of Bar Examiners at (617) 482-4466.