Certification & Licensing

Attorney Admissions


Committee on Examinations, Committee on Character and Fitness
Supreme Court of Arizona
Administrative Office of the Courts
1501 W. Washington, Suite 104, Phoenix, AZ 85007-3222
(602) 452-3971

 A list of successful examinees from the Arizona February 2014 Uniform Bar Examination will be posted here on May 9, 2014 at 4:30 PM, Arizona Time.

 The Attorney Admissions team is happy to answer questions with our Customer Service box:  attorneyadmissions@courts.az.gov 
If a major issue remains unresolved after speaking with our staff, please call
Director Mark Wilson at 602-452-3362

Change in Arizona Testing To Recognize Uniform Bar Examination

The Arizona Supreme Court has adopted the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE).   Applicants passing a UBE are allowed to transfer a passing score earned in Arizona to other UBE jurisdictions without testing, subject to the rules of that state.   UBE rules vary from state to state; please contact specific jurisdictions if you wish to seek admission based on UBE.   Additional information about the Uniform Bar Examination, including a list of UBE jurisdictions, may be found at www.ncbex.org

There are three paths for admission to the practice of law in the state of Arizona; admission by examination or admission by motion. 


The Admissions Unit of the Certification and Licensing Division oversees the requirements to practice law in Arizona. The staff supports two Supreme Court committees, the Committee on Examinations and Committee on Character and Fitness. The Supreme Court acts on the basis of recommendations that it receives from these two committees. Applicants are admitted to practice law in Arizona by order of the Supreme Court of Arizona. Rules for admission of applicants are set forth in Rules 33 through 38 of the Supreme Court of Arizona.

All candidates, whether by exam or admission on motion, must pass a detailed background investigation. No individual shall practice law in Arizona without having complied with Supreme Court Rules. Final authority for recommendation of admission to the practice of law rests with the Committee on Character and Fitness. Candidates for admission by examination must complete all test requirements in Arizona. No portion of the bar examination may be waived for exam applicants regardless of admission elsewhere or previously earned Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) score. A separate Character Report is required of examination applicants, and may be submitted concurrent with or after application for examination.

Committee on Character & Fitness Members

John Joseph Tuchi, Chair

Fernando Gonzales

Edward F. Novak

Susan E. Anderson Melvin E. Hall

Anica P. Parker

Frederick C. Berry Jr Ray Hanna

Judith D. Register

Bennie R. Click Patrick Irvine

Yvonne E. Tagart

Lisa J. Counters

Marc R. Lieberman

Raymond K. Woo

Gabriel D. Fernandez

Michael A. Little

Gloria C. Wyatt


Committee on Examinations Members

Mary M. Grier, Chair

Kelly LoCascio

Jeffrey A. Weinstein

Jim Drake Jr.

David W. Lunn

Deborah L. Williams

Rod Galarza

Roric Massey

Richard L. Strohm

Jacqueline Ganier

Lisa S. Wahlin

Howard D. Sukenic