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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: 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 February 2023 Iowa Bar Examination was November 1, 2022.  The February 2023 exam will be held at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines, on February 21-22, 2023.
  • The application deadline for the July 2023 Iowa Bar Examination is April 1, 2023.  That exam will be held at the Holiday Inn Des Moines Airport-Conference Center on July 25-26, 2023.

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