Please note that the State Bar Board of Trustees has adopted new Admissions-related fees for 2024, after seven or more years without any increases. The changes include fees for the bar exam, beginning with the February 2024 bar exam.
The fee for an application for the bar for nonattorneys has increased from $677 to $850.
For attorneys, the fee has increased from $983 to $1,500. These fee amounts do not include the laptop fee or any late fees, the amounts of which remain unchanged.
On August 10, 2023, the Board, through its Executive Committee, approved reducing the number of testing locations for the February 2024 bar exam. The testing center locations will be posted when the application for the February 2024 bar exam opens October 1.
The State Bar is evaluating further changes for the administration of the July 2024 bar exam. Updates will be provided to the Board of Trustees at its meetings on November 16–17, 2023, and January 18–19, 2024.