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MPRE Results - For those awaiting the MPRE results in order to be licensed

February 2019 or prior bar exam applicants awaiting the MPRE results from the March 2019 MPRE Exam, and who had their results sent to Virginia, please DO NOT CALL the office to find out if we have received your scores or to inquire about when you are going to be licensed.

The next licensing date is May 6, 2019. Those applicants who passed a previous Virginia bar exam (February 2019 or prior), have met all requirements, and are otherwise qualified, will be licensed on May 6, 2019*.

Upon being licensed, a letter will be sent to the address on record advising you of your licensure and the procedures to then follow.

If you have changed your address, please complete a Change of Address form.

*This is a licensing only date, NOT a date to appear to be sworn in.

February 2019 Bar Exam

Results:The February 2019 Bar Exam results were released on April 12, 2019. Click here for information.

Admission Ceremony: Click here for information about the date, time, and location of the admission ceremony for those applicants who pass the bar exam and are licensed by the Board.

Admission Without Examination

The Admission Without Examination application has been updated to reflect Rule 1A:1 amendments effective December 1, 2018.

Applicants for Admission Without Examination pursuant to Rule 1A:1 should review the amended rule in its entirety. Click here to access the amended rule.

Changes to Rule 1A:1 include, but are not limited to:

  • For purposes of admission without examination, “full-time” practice of law is defined as a minimum of 32 hours per week. Rule 1A:1, Introduction to Regulations.
  • Practice from an office located in a jurisdiction where the applicant is not licensed (including Virginia), may be accepted as qualifying practice if “the applicant establishes, by satisfactory evidence, that such practice is permitted by statute, rule, court order, or by written confirmation from the admitting or disciplinary authority of the jurisdiction where the practice occurred.” Threshold Requirement 4.
  • “For purposes of admission without examination, ‘practice of law’ ordinarily shall not mean document review work.” Threshold Requirement 4.