MPRE (Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination). The purpose of the MPRE is to measure the examinee's knowledge and understanding of established standards related to a lawyer's professional conduct. The law governing the conduct of lawyers is based on the disciplinary rules of professional conduct currently articulated in the American Bar Association (ABA) Model Rules of Professional Conduct, and the ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct, as well as controlling constitutional decisions and generally accepted principles established in leading federal and state cases and in procedural and evidentiary rules. The MPRE consists of 50 multiple-choice test items and is two hours and five minutes in length.
The MPRE is offered three times a year in various locations around the state. The Office of Bar Preparation Services recommends that students take the MPRE in the summer after their second year of law school, third year for part-time students, or sometime during their last year of law school. We do not recommend taking it right after the bar exam because you will no longer receive your scores in time to be sworn in when bar results are released in April, for those taking the February bar exam, and September, for those taking the July bar exam. Regardless of your grade earned in Professional Responsibility, you must study for this exam. We caution students to take this examination seriously and not to take the examination before completing the required course on Professional Responsibility. In Florida you must earn a scaled score of 80 to pass. Other State scores may vary.
An MPRE Information Booklet is available at no cost on the NCBE website.