Mandatory Dress Code

  Notice to All Applicants

The Board is aware that many law firms and other professional offices have "dress down" policies of varying descriptions. There is no "dress down" or "casual dress" policy at the Virginia Bar Exam.

Applicants who come to the Virginia Bar Exam are expected to dress in proper attire. For men, proper attire is coat and tie. For women, proper attire is traditional business attire.

Recognizing the high caliber of professionalism that has traditionally characterized the bar, the Board is confident that no further discussion of this topic will be necessary.