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Admission to the Practice of Law

The Nebraska Supreme Court (Court) exercises jurisdiction over admission to the practice of law in the State of Nebraska. The Court established the Nebraska State Bar Commission (Commission) to review all applicants and make recommendations to the Court for admission. The Commission oversees the administration of the Uniform Bar Exam (“UBE”) in Nebraska twice yearly for admission by examination. Applicants may apply for admission on motion if already licensed in another state or by UBE score transfer.  The motion application process may take up to 120 days. Until further notice, all applicants must apply using the Nebraska application located at the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) website: http://www.ncbex.org/character-and-fitness/jurisdiction/ne/. Once  you have completed your application on the NCBE website, you must print it out (single-sided only) and submit the application, all supplementary documents and payment by mail to:

Nebraska State Bar Commission of the Nebraska Supreme Court
3806 Normal Blvd.
Lincoln, NE  68506

For information on eligibility requirements, how to apply and other information, please refer to the links below.   


PLEASE NOTE: Individuals with non-ADA qualifying health related conditions (e.g. breastfeeding, diabetes, pregnancy, mobility impairments etc.) may request a non-ADA administrative accommodation. The request may be made in the form of a letter.  The request must state the health condition and the specific accommodations desired. Medical documentation verifying the condition is required.  The request should be submitted with the application for the bar exam, no later than the filing deadline. Requests are granted on a case by case basis. Non-emergency requests that are not made on or before the filing deadline will be denied.


The following are Offices of the Nebraska State Patrol and the Days/Hours that Fingerprinting is Conducted as of March 7, 2017. Times subject to change.:


Troop A:  Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (walk-in only)

4411 S 108th ST 

Omaha, NE 68137

Phone: 402-331-3333


Troop B:  Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (appointment required)

1401 Eisenhower AVE

Norfolk NE 68701

Phone: 402-370-3456


Troop C:  Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (appointment required)

3431 W Old Potash

Grand Island NE 68803

Phone: 308-385-6000


Troop D:  Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (appointment required)

300 West South River Rd

North Platte NE 69101

Phone: 308-535-6604


Troop E: Monday & Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday & Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (appointment required)

4500 Avenue I

Scottsbluff NE 69361

Phone: 308-632-1211


Criminal Identification Division (CID):  Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  (appointment required) Last person fingerprinted at 4:00 p.m.

3800 NW 12th ST STE A

Lincoln NE 68521

Phone: 402-479-4971

If you have questions you may contact the Director of Admissions by phone or email:
Shela Shanks, Director of Admissions
Nebraska State Bar Commission of the Nebraska Supreme Court
3806 Normal Blvd.
Lincoln, Nebraska 68506-5241
Telephone: (402) 471-3091

This page was last modified on Tuesday, March 7, 2017