Colorado Supreme Court - Board of Law Examiners

Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center
Colorado Supreme Court
Office of Attorney Admissions
1300 Broadway, Suite 520
Denver, CO 80203
New Phone: (303) 928-7770




The Supreme Court of the State of Colorado adopted a series of changes to the Rules Governing Admission to the Practice of Law in Colorado. Unless otherwise specified, these new rules became effective September 1, 2014. However Rule 203.2 (Applications for Admission on Motion by Qualified Out-of-State Attorneys) became effective July 1, 2014.

In accordance with C.R.C.P. Rule 203.2, eligibility for on-motion admission in Colorado is restricted to those who are admitted in good standing to practice law in a jurisdiction(s) that accept(s) Colorado attorneys for admission without examination and who have been primarily engaged in the active practice of law for at least three of the five years immediately preceding application to Colorado.

It is the applicant's responsibility to check with the jurisdiction(s) in which you are admitted to ensure reciprocity exists with Colorado. Persons who file an on-motion application, but who are not eligible to do so, may transfer the application to the next scheduled bar exam and the application fee will be applied to take the bar examination. Application fees are non-refundable.

To review the amended rules, please refer to:





New fee effective 9/1/13

Exam applicant

$710.00 application fee

On-Motion applicant

$1,800.00 application fee

UBE Transfer applicant

$810.00 application fee


Mandatory Reading for Current Bar Examination Applicants -- Click Here


July 2015 Exam Dates and Deadlines

  • Exam Dates: July 28 and 29, 2015
  • Filing deadline for electronic ONLINE APPLICATION: April 1, 2015
  • Late applications through May 1, 2015


February 2016 Exam Dates and Deadlines

  • Exam Dates: February 23 and 24, 2016
  • Filing deadline for electronic ONLINE APPLICATION: November 1, 2015
  • Late applications through December 1, 2015

July 2015 Admission Ceremony

The Admission Ceremony for those who passed the July 2015 Colorado bar exam will be held on Monday, November 9, at 3:30 p.m. at the Boettcher Concert Hall.


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