Indiana State Board of Law Examiners
30 S Meridian St., Suite 875
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Executive Director
Bradley Skolnik

Pho: 317.232.2552
Fax: 317.233.3960

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Answers may be typed or printed clearly in black ink.

  • Give specific answers to each part of all questions.  Do not leave any spaces blank.  If the question is not applicable or not available, so state in the appropriate blank.  Please do not use “n/a”. 
  • When using additional sheets to supplement answers, give the information in the same manner as called for in the application. 

Documents to be filed with the State Board of Law Examiners

The following documents are available in PDF format ONLY. To view and print online, simply click each hyperlink to open each document. To save a document to your hard drive for offline viewing, right-click each hyperlink and select 'Save Target As.'

  1. Application (Standard NCBE form) - Original plus one (1) copy.
    Note:  This document is titled “Standard NCBE Character and Fitness Electronic Application” and is made available by a link to the National Conference of Bar Examiners website.
  2. Authorization and Release Form - Three (3) originals. All three forms must be signed and notarized with Notary Seal.  (These forms are found inside the NCBE application)
    Note:  Indiana Notary must show date commission expires and county of residence.
  3. Affidavit in Support of Application for Admission on Foreign License - This form is to be signed and notarized.
  4. Motion for Admission - It is to be executed by a member of the Indiana Bar.  The Indiana attorney is the Movant and he/she is to fill in the county of admission.  The rest is referring to the Applicant – his/her current address.  Complete the motion and leave the lower portion blank
  5. Statement of Required Practice
  6. Certified check, cashiers check or money order (personal checks are not acceptable).
    • One check for $875.00 payable to the State Board of Law Examiners.

Miscellaneous Information. We will submit a copy of your application to the National Conference of Bar Examiners for investigation and report.  The report takes several months to process depending upon how quickly your references and others named in the application respond to the NCBE’s inquiry.  Allow approximately six (6) months for the processing of your application.  Give complete and correct dates on your application to avoid delay.  Advise the Board of Law Examiners and the National Conference immediately of any name or address change.

FINAL CHECK LIST – Foreign License

                        Original Application and One (1) copy.

                        Three (3) Original Authorization and Release Forms  (Found inside the NCBE application)

                        Statement of Required Practice

                        Written Statement demonstrating how you intend to engage in the active practice of law predominately
                        in Indiana. 

                        Affidavit in Support of Application 


                        $875 Certified check, money order, or cashiers check to the Board of Law Examiners

Mail to:  Indiana State Board of Law Examiners
               30 South Meridian Street, Suite 875
               Indianapolis, IN 46204


A provisional license may continue for one year and may be renewed.  An affidavit stating that the applicant has actively engaged in the practice of law predominantly in Indiana shall be filed each year with the required $50 renewal fee.  Upon the fifth renewal the provisional license shall become permanent.  On September 1st of each year the Board of Law Examiners will send renewal forms and instructions for renewal to attorneys having provisional licenses.

Educational Requirements for
Provisional License and Business Counsel License

Admission and Discipline Rule 6, Section 5 provides that in addition to any requirements found in Admission and Discipline Rule 29, within twelve (12) months of an applicant’s initial provisional license or business counsel license admission, the applicant shall attend an annual Indiana law update seminar, which seminar shall provide a minimum of twelve (12) hours of continuing education which has been approved the Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education. 

Pursuant to Rule 6, Section 5, the Board of Law Examiners shall publish a list of approved seminars that meet the requirements of the rule. 

The following seminars have been approved by the Board of Law Examiners as meeting the requirements of Rule 6, Section 5:

•  The annual Indiana Law Update seminar offered by the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF).

•  The annual Year in Review seminar offered by the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF).

•  The annual Indiana Law Survey seminar offered by Hoosier CLE and the Alumni Association of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.