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Admission by Examination

The Iowa Board of Law Examiners oversees the process of admission to the bar of Iowa. The admission process covers those that are required to take an examination to gain admission as well as attorneys licensed from other jurisdictions who wish to practice in Iowa.  If you are already licensed in another jurisdiction, learn how to become licensed in Iowa. Contact: Bar.Admissions@iowacourts.gov if you have any other questions.

For information about how to register to take the Iowa bar examination, please visit this webpage.

Bar Examination Announcements

Upcoming Deadlines and Events:

  • The application deadline for the July 2022 Iowa Bar Examination was April 1, 2022.  Applicants who were unsuccessful on the February 2022 Iowa Bar Examination have an application deadline of May 9, 2022, for the July 2022 exam.  The July 2022 exam will be held at the Holiday Inn Des Moines Airport and Conference Center, 6111 Fleur Drive, on July 25-27, 2022.

Exam Results and Statistical Reports:

 

For more information contact: Bar.Admissions@iowacourts.gov

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