Massachusetts Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE)

The Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (“MPRE”) is an ethics exam administered by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (“NCBE”) and not by the state of Massachusetts. The MPRE is administered separately from the Massachusetts bar exam and is generally tested three times each year in March, August, and November.

Please visit the Ethics Exam/MPRE page for general information about the MPRE and the MPRE application process.

MPRE for Massachusetts

Massachusetts requires an MPRE scaled score of 85 or greater prior to filing an application to sit for the Massachusetts bar exam. MPRE scores are valid for an indefinite period of time.

Attorneys seeking Massachusetts Admission on Motion must meet the MPRE requirement.

Massachusetts MPRE Scoring Reciprocity/Transfer

Massachusetts accepts MPRE scores that were achieved in another jurisdiction. The MPRE Score Report should be sent to the applicant, and the applicant should submit the Score Report with the application.