The state of Hawaii itself does not administer or control the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (“MPRE” ). Rather this ethics exam is conducted by the National Conference of Bar Examiners. The Hawaii MPRE a separate test than that of the Hawaii bar exam administered separately from the Hawaii bar exam. The MPRE is also tested 3 times per year, in March, August as well as in November.
We advise you to visit our Ethics Exam/MPRE page for more general information regarding the MPRE, its application process, and for general questions.
Hawaii MPRE & Hawaii MPRE Reciprocity
The state of Hawaii requires MPRE score (which is scaled) of 85 or more to receive a pass. The Hawaii MPRE must be passed by bar applicants no earlier than 2 years be fore they pass the bar exam before they can be admitted. In addition, the MPRE must be computed no more than within 1 year of passing the Hawaii Bar Exam. This means a bar applicant can achieve a passage rate on the MPRE either before or after they pass the exam. Any attorneys that are seeking to transfer their MPRE may do so at any time any time as long as the score is 85 ore more. .