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NH Bar Admissions

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The New Hampshire Supreme Court seeks applications from attorneys interested in serving on the Committee on Character and Fitness. There is one open position on the nine-person committee for an attorney who has been admitted to the New Hampshire bar for at least five years.

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February 2022 bar examination: Please be advised that New Hampshire intends to administer an in-person bar examination in February 2022. The location will be announced at a later date. The exam procedures will be governed by public health protocols in effect at the time of the examination.

July 2021 New Hampshire Bar Examination Passing List

 

New Hampshire Supreme Court Rule 42 governs admission to the New Hampshire bar. It provides four ways for a person to become a member of the bar: (I) by examination; (II) by motion without examination; (III) by transferred Uniform Bar Examination ("UBE") score; and (IV) after completion of the Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program. Admissions are also governed by New Hampshire Board Bar Examiner regulations.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

See our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to common questions. If you need additional information, please contact Sherry M. Hieber, General Counsel, at shieber@nhoba.org or by calling (603) 224-8806.

Completed applications to the New Hampshire bar, and the necessary fee, should be sent to:

Sherry M. Hieber
General Counsel
New Hampshire Supreme Court Office of Bar Admissions
4 Chenell Drive, Suite 102
Concord, New Hampshire 03301

Information for Military Spouses and Veterans

Spouses of active military personnel assigned to New Hampshire may seek waiver of strict compliance with the duration of practice requirements of the rules governing admission by motion without examination and admission by transferred UBE score. Military spouses interested in the wavier should contact Sherry Hieber at the Office of Bar Admissions. Military veterans may be eligible to be reimbursed for fees related to the New Hampshire Bar examination. For information about this benefit, please contact:

Jeffrey S. Newman
Administrator I Veteran Education Services
Tel: (603) 271-8508
E-mail: Jeffrey.Newman@doe.nh.gov

https://www.education.nh.gov/pathways-education/higher-education-new-hampshire