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UTAH STATE BAR Bar Operations & Admissions

Fees and Filing Deadlines


APPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION BY EXAMINATION

FEBRUARY EXAMINATION:
  • Application filing deadline date – October 1
  • Late filing deadline date – October 15 (include a $100 late fee)
  • Final filing deadline date – November 1 (include a $300 late fee)

JULY EXAMINATION:
  • Application filing deadline date – March 1
  • Late filing deadline date – March 15 (include a $100 late fee)
  • Final filing deadline date – April 1 (include a $300 late fee)

The Application, with all forms and applicable supplementary documentation, must be received by the Bar by close of business on the appropriate filing deadline. If the deadline date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday the deadline date will be the first business day thereafter. Those documents which must be submitted in hard copy must be delivered to the Bar’s office by close of business on the appropriate filing deadline. This means that a document or packet which is postmarked before the final filing deadline but not delivered until after the filing deadline will be rejected.


APPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION WITHOUT EXAMINATION

Those applying for admission by Motion, UBE Transfer, or as House Counsel may file the application at any time. However, admission to the Utah State Bar is limited to four motions for admission per year: February, May, August, and October. Allow four to six months for the Bar to process your application; occasionally it may take longer. After the application has been processed and approved by the Character and Fitness Committee, you will be eligible to be admitted on the next scheduled motion. This means that in order to have the best chance of admission on a specific motion, you must file the application at least six months before the motion will be presented to the court. So effectively the deadlines are as follows:

  • For the best chance of admission on the February motion, the application must be filed between May and August.

  • For the best chance of admission on the May motion, the application must be filed between August and November.

  • For the best chance of admission on the August motion, the application must be filed between December and February.

  • For the best chance of admission on the October motion, the application must be filed between February and April.

APPLICATION FEES

Application fees are subject to change without notice and are as follows:

Student Applicants taking Bar Examination$550
Attorney Applicants taking Bar Examination$850
Disbarred Attorney Applicants taking Bar Examination$5,000
Student Applicants transferring UBE Score (non-refundable) $550
Attorney Applicants transferring UBE Score (non-refundable)$850
Motion Applicants (non-refundable)$850
House Counsel Applicants (non-refundable)$850
Foreign Legal Consultants (non-refundable)$850
Applicants Seeking Readmission after Resignation (non-refundable)$1,000
Military Spouse Applicants$425
Laptop Computer Fee (non-refundable)$200
Incomplete Application FeeVaries, up to $300

Any of the following may be used for payment of application fees: personal checks, money orders or credit cards. Credit card fees are paid online. Please make checks out to: Utah State Bar.

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If at any time in the course of processing your application the Bar discovers that your application is missing documentation that should have been included when it was filed, an additional late fee may be assessed. This applies to all Applicant types.