Maine Board of Bar Examiners Makes Historic Changes to Maine Bar Application

From: Aiello Law
167 Water Street, Hallowell, ME 04347
207-458-9703 – cell
Kristin L. Aiello


"Effective April 20, 2023, the Maine Board of Bar Examiners (MBBE) has made historic changes to Maine’s Bar Application by permanently removing questions asking applicants about their history, diagnoses, or treatment of mental health or substance use disorders. Instead, the MBBE will use questions that focus on conduct or behavior when evaluating an applicant’s ability to practice law in a competent, ethical, and professional manner. These changes come as the result of a disability discrimination complaint filed with the Maine Human Rights Commission."

Read the complete press release about this historic change to the Maine Bar Application.