Admission to Practice Law in Tennessee

There are two ways to be admitted to practice law in Tennessee - successfully passing the bar exam or through admittance by comity (i.e. reciprocity). Instructions for applying by bar exam or by comity can be found on the Board of Law Examiners website.

Once  you have been admitted to practice law by the Board of Law Examniners, there are a number of steps you must take to receive your law license. Please review the instructions for successful bar applicants or the instructions for comity applicants for information on the required steps you must take.

Contact

Board of Law Examiners
401 Church Street, Suite 2200
Nashville, TN 37219
Phone: 615-741-3234
Fax: 615-741-5867

Board of Professional Responsibility
10 Cadillac Drive, Suite 220 
Brentwood, TN 37027
Phone: (615) 361-7500 or (800) 486-5714
Fax: (615) 367-2480

Appellate Court Clerks' Offices