12 Oct What is the MPRE?
The Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (“MPRE”) is required in the State of California and most others, prior to being admitted to the practice of law. The MPRE tests a prospective attorney on the rules of professional responsibility as they apply to the practice of the law; no one wants attorneys running around acting unethically.
The MPRE is a 120-minute test, comprised of 60 questions, which test upon the individuals understanding and knowledge of legal professional ethics. The MPRE is held three times a year, in March, August and November, and prior to sitting for the test there is a registration process.
“The MPRE is based on the law governing the conduct and discipline of lawyers and judges, including the disciplinary rules of professional conduct currently articulated in the American Bar Association (ABA) Model Rules of Professional Conduct, the ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct, and controlling constitutional decisions and generally accepted principles established in leading federal and state cases and in procedural and evidentiary rules.”https://www.ncbex.org/exams/mpre/preparing/
To register for the MPRE you must go to the National Conference of Bar Examiners (“NCBE”) website and create an NCBE account. After creating an account, you will then be asked to determine a testing location with Pearson VUE. Once you identify the location of where you will test and finish the application process, you will receive a confirmation of the exam appointment via email as well as a confirmation of payment via email from Pearson VUE.
Before you sit for the MPRE, don’t freak out! We are here to help! We offer three live review sessions prior to each sitting of the MPRE to ensure that our students are fully prepared. We offer a comprehensive review of the Rules of Professional Responsibility, how these subjects are tested, testing hints, and review of the MPRE. We cover various approaches to the multiple choice questions on the MPRE and ways to identify the correct rules to ensure success on the exam. Additionally, we offer a professional ethics essay review (which is a great supplement prior to sitting for the MPRE) for the bar exam, how to issue spot and how to handle hybrid essays.
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The NCBE does offer free MPRE Sample test questions here.
Additionally, the NCBE offers an outline of subject matter tested on the MPRE here.