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Bar Exam Guide: Colorado

Guide to the Bar exam

The Basics

Components of the Colorado Bar Exam (UBE):

The Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) 50%

The Mulitistate Essay Examination (MEE) 30%

The Multistate Performance Test (MPT) 20%


Colorado is a UBE jurisdiction and excepts UBE scores up to 3 years old. If a UBE score is between three years old but less than five years old, it may qualify if the applying attorney has additional law practice experience. In addition, Colorado considers the following jurisdictions reciprocal and an attorney may be admitted on motion if, among other things, the attorney has been primarily engaged in the active practice of law in one or more other U.S. jurisdictions for at least three of the five years immediately preceding the date upon which their application is filed:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Virgin Islands, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Where to find more information:

Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel