Admission to the Practice of Law

Admission to the Practice of Law

Beginning January 2018, applicants will be able to complete an application through an online portal and submit documents and payment online.  Please check back soon for the link to the application.


Please continue to use the NCBE paper application for the February 2018 bar exam.  Because the online application will not be available until January, you will not have the ability to begin the online application during the current application period.  

Do not begin an application for the July 2018 exam using the NCBE application.  Please note that the online application will only be available during specific time periods for the February & July bar exams (i.e. January 2nd through March 31st for the July bar exam; September 1st through November 30th for the February bar exam.)  

Please continue to use the NCBE paper application until the new online application is launched.  Once the online application website is launched, we will cease use of the NCBE paper application and begin exclusively using the online application.

The Nebraska Supreme Court (Court) exercises jurisdiction over admission to the practice of law in the State of Nebraska. The Court established the Nebraska State Bar Commission (Commission) to review all applicants and make recommendations to the Court for admission. The Commission oversees the administration of the Uniform Bar Exam (“UBE”) in Nebraska twice yearly for admission by examination. Applicants may apply for admission on motion if already licensed in another state or by UBE score transfer.  The motion application process may take up to 120 days. Until further notice, all applicants must apply using the Nebraska application located at the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) website: Once  you have completed your application on the NCBE website, you must print it out (single-sided only) and submit the application, all supplementary documents and payment by mail to:

Nebraska State Bar Commission of the Nebraska Supreme Court
3806 Normal Blvd.
Lincoln, NE  68506

For information on eligibility requirements, how to apply and other information, please refer to the links below.   


PLEASE NOTE: Individuals with non-ADA qualifying health related conditions (e.g. breastfeeding, diabetes, pregnancy, mobility impairments etc.) may request a non-ADA administrative accommodation. The request may be made in the form of a letter.  The request must state the health condition and the specific accommodations desired. Medical documentation verifying the condition is required.  The request should be submitted with the application for the bar exam, no later than the filing deadline. Requests are granted on a case by case basis. Non-emergency requests that are not made on or before the filing deadline will be denied.


The following are Offices of the Nebraska State Patrol and the Days/Hours that Fingerprinting is Conducted as of March 7, 2017. Times subject to change.:

Troop A:  Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (walk-in only)
4411 S 108th ST 
Omaha, NE 68137
Phone: 402-331-3333

Troop B:  Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (appointment required)
1401 Eisenhower AVE
Norfolk NE 68701
Phone: 402-370-3456

Troop C:  Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (appointment required)
3431 W Old Potash
Grand Island NE 68803
Phone: 308-385-6000

Troop D:  Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (appointment required)
300 West South River Rd
North Platte NE 69101
Phone: 308-535-6604

Troop E: Monday & Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday & Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (appointment required)
4500 Avenue I
Scottsbluff NE 69361
Phone: 308-632-1211

Criminal Identification Division (CID):  Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  (appointment required) Last person fingerprinted at 4:00 p.m.
3800 NW 12th ST STE A
Lincoln NE 68521
Phone: 402-479-4971

If you have questions you may contact the Admissions office by phone or email:
Nebraska State Bar Commission of the Nebraska Supreme Court
3806 Normal Blvd.
Lincoln, Nebraska 68506-5241
Telephone: (402) 471-3092