New Mexico Board of Bar Examiners

As of September 1, 2022, All New Applications Must be Made Online

Future New Mexico Attorneys

Four Ways to Apply

Are you a current law student or recent graduate? An experienced attorney? Have you already passed the UBE? Are you starting work with a governmental or civil legal services agency? New Mexico provides different types of admission for each.

Bar Examination

For recent law grads or those who can’t apply using one of our other options.

Reciprocal Admission

U.S. licensed attorneys with at least five years’ practice experience.

Uniform Bar Exam Transfer

Applicants who’ve taken the UBE within the past three years.


Licensed attorneys in state government or with civil legal services.

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Required Class in New Mexico Law


New Mexico Board of Bar Examiners
2440 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Suite 280
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 271-9706 phone

The State Bar of New Mexico provides attorney information to the public at or 1-800-876-6227.

For low-income legal assistance, contact New Mexico Legal Aid at or 1-833-545-4357.

For assistance in tribal courts, contact Dinébe’iiná Náhiiłna be Agha’diit’ahii (DNA People’s Legal Services) at or 1-928-871-4151.

For contact and other information for the New Mexico courts, visit
New Mexico’s Disciplinary Board is online at