The Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) is a six-hour, two-hundred question multiple-choice examination covering contracts, torts, constitutional law, criminal law, evidence, and real property. It is administered during a single day of bar examinations in 48 states and the District of Columbia; the only states that do not administer the MBE are Louisiana and Washington. It is developed by National Conference of Bar Examiners.
This statistic is misleading because it is difficult to compare numbers of law professionals between different legal systems because the roles of these professionals vary and some of the work that is done in the United States by a lawyer is performed by several different types of professionals in other countries.
Some jurisdictions permit the admission of an applicant who is already admitted to the bar of another state.
Thus, for example, a lawyer admitted in California may automatically be admitted to the bar of a Federal court in California, but could likely not automatically gain admission to a Federal court in neighboring Oregon.
Lawyers who have been admitted to the bar in one jurisdiction occasionally may be admitted to the bar in another without taking an examination if they meet the latter jurisdictions standards of good moral character and have a specified period of legal experience.
Although there is no nationwide barexamination, 48 States, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands require the 6-hour MultistateBarExamination (MBE) as part of the overall barexamination; the MBE is not required in Louisiana and Washington.
The MBE covers issues of broad interest, and sometimes a locally prepared State barexamination is given in addition to the MBE.
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