Admissions

BEFORE beginning the application process, you MUST read the Rules Governing Admission to the Utah State Bar as well as the Filing Instructions below.


Admissions

Application Process

The application process requires applicants to:

(1) submit an application and supplementary documentation answering questions about their background and proving they have all of the necessary qualifications,

(2) pass a character and fitness investigation, and

(3) demonstrate minimum competency by taking and passing the Uniform Bar Examination in this state, by transferring a passing Uniform Bar Examination score from another jurisdiction (known as a UBE Transfer), or by proving that they have actively practiced law in a reciprocal jurisdiction for 60 of the last 84 months (known as Reciprocity or Admission by Motion).

Limited admission of house counsel and foreign legal consultants is also available.

Applicants to the Utah State Bar must create a Synergy account by going to https://admissions.utahbar.org.  Through this account, they will complete and submit an online application form, upload the required supplementary documentation, and receive status updates.

The entire process from the date the application is submitted to the date of admission will generally last anywhere from 4-8 months, unless there are concerns about eligibility or character and fitness, in which case the process may take longer.

Please refer to the Filing Instructions and Information (below) for more details.


For the Applicant

Deadlines, Dates & Fees

The Complete Application, with all application fees (including late fees), forms and applicable supplementary documentation, must be received by the Utah State Bar no later than 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.

FEBRUARY EXAMINATION:

February 26-27, 2019

Application filing deadline dateOctober 1
Late filing deadline dateOctober 15 (include a $100 late fee)
Final filing deadline dateNovember 1 (include a $300 late fee)

Retake deadline for unsuccessful applicants from the July exam immediately prior – Approximately 4 weeks from the release of July results. (The exact date will be provided in the results letter.)

For all other retakes, normal deadlines and late fees apply.

*Applications for the February Bar will not be accepted before September 1*


JULY EXAMINATION:

July 30-31, 2019

Application filing deadline dateMarch 1
Late filing deadline dateMarch 15 (include a $100 late fee)
Final filing deadline dateApril 1 (include a $300 late fee)

Retake deadline for unsuccessful applicants from the July exam immediately prior  Approximately 4 weeks from the release of February results. (The exact date will be provided in the results letter.)

For all other retakes, normal deadlines and late fees apply.

**Applications for the July Bar will not be accepted before February 1**

Student Applicants taking Bar Examination$550
Attorney Applicants taking Bar Examination$850
Student Applicants Transferring UBE$550
Attorney Applicants Transferring UBE$850
Motion Applicants (non-refundable)$850
House Counsel Applicants (non-refundable)$850
Foreign Attorney Applicants$850
Foreign Legal Consultants (non-refundable)$850
Applicants Seeking Readmission after Resignation (non-refundable)$1,000
Disbarred Attorney Applicants seeking Readmission$5,000
Laptop Computer Fee (non-refundable)$150
Applicants Eligible for an Emergency Transfer (non-refundable)$100
Administrative Handling Fee
(For individuals requesting documentation to be sent to a 3rd party or for failing applicants requesting exam answers.)
$25
Application Copying Fee
(For applicants who fail to include a copy of the application or individuals requesting a past application)
$25

Documentation is considered received on the date it arrives at the Bar’s offices, not the date it is postmarked.


Admissions

Temporary Practice


Admission

Types of Applicants


Applicant Resources

  • Admissions Administrator


    Kelsey
    Foster

    P. 801-297-7025

  • Application Coordinator


    Keri
    Barrett

    P. 801-297-7058