(a) Filing. Beginning on July 1, 2019, an applicant may file a Notice of Intent to Transfer a Qualifying UBE Score if the applicant:

(1) meets the pre-legal education requirements of Rule 19-201 (a)(1) to become admitted to the Maryland Bar,

(2) unless the requirements of Rule 19-201 (a)(2) have been waived pursuant to Rule 19-201 (b), meets the legal education requirements of Rule 19-201 (a)(2),

(3) contemporaneously files or has previously filed a completed character questionnaire pursuant to Rule 19-205 that has not been withdrawn pursuant to Rule 19-202 (b) or denied pursuant to Rule 19-204, and 

(4) has achieved a qualifying UBE score in another UBE State.

The Notice of Intent shall be under oath, filed on the form prescribed by the Board, and accompanied by the prescribed fee. 

(b) Verification of Legal Education. Prior to or contemporaneously with filing the Notice of Intent to Transfer a Qualifying UBE Score, the applicant shall cause to be sent to the Board an official transcript that reflects the date of the award to the applicant of a qualifying law degree under Rule 19-201 (a), unless the official transcript already is on file with the Board or the applicant has received a waiver under Rule 19-201 (b). 

Cross reference to Board Rules for qualifying UBE score. 

When the Maryland Board of Law Examiners, DC Bar Committee on Admissions, or any character committee questions your character and fitness for bar admission, bar applicants should retain an attorney to assist in disclosing information relevant to character and fitness, to guide them through the bar admissions process, and to represent applicants in character committee hearings and in hearings before the Court of Appeals to determine whether they are fit to practice law. Character and fitness concerns may arise in connection with prior criminal convictions, academic dishonesty and honor code violations, addictions, drunk driving, neglected debts, and a failure to disclose material information on law school applications or on bar applications. If you have a history of misconduct, traffic citations, crimes, arrests and other facts to disclose in response to the character portion of the Maryland Bar Application or the DC Bar's NCBE application, you should strongly consider retaining bar admissions counsel if you want to avoid denial of a law license and get a license to practice law. This is even true for applicants for admission to law schools as these applications ask similar questions about character. A failure to disclose facts material to your admission could result in a denial of bar admission.


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