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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About the Board of Law Examiners

In July 1931, the Supreme Court of Indiana adopted rules regulating admission to the practice of law in Indiana. Under these laws an applicant was required to take an examination to determine his professional fitness. A Board of Law Examiners was appointed to conduct examinations and and a Committee on Character and Fitness was... More about the Board of Law Examiners »

News & Announcements

Changes to Bar Exam Essay in 2018

NOV 16, 2015 | Announcement

The Indiana State Board of Law Examiners has approval from the Indiana Supreme Court to change some of the topics tested on the Indiana Essay Examination. The changes are designed to better reflect the nature of today's law practice. The changes will not be implemented until February 2018.

The topics to be tested on the Indiana Essay Examination are as follows:

  • Administrative law
  • Business organizations
  • Family law
  • Federal and state personal income tax, corporate tax, and estate and gift tax
  • Indiana constitutional law
  • Indiana employment law, including wage payment and wage claim statutes
  • Indiana debt collection, including garnishment, attachment, and bankruptcy exemptions
  • Residential landlord-tenant law
  • Pleading and practice, including statutes of limitation and the Indiana Tort Claims Act
  • Secured transactions
  • Wills, trusts and estates

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New BLE application portal

We are pleased to announce that the Indiana State Board of Law Examiners has converted to an electronic, online application process beginning with the July 2014 Indiana bar examination. 

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