Four jurisdictions: Arizona, the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. I have taken and passed three bar exams on the first try. I did not need to take a bar exam for the District of Columbia law license. I simply needed to have a high enough score in my previous jurisdiction and pass a comprehensive background investigation. I graduated from law school in 1996. I took the Arizona bar exam that same summer and began practicing law later that year. In 1999 I studied for the Massachusetts bar exam while working 60 hours per week and passed it on the first try. I studied for the Maryland bar exam in 2000.