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July 2019 Bar Exam

Email Confirmation: Email confirmation of Application receipt for the July 2019 Virginia Bar Exam - more information

Application Processing: Application processing and notification of items required for the July 2019 Virginia Bar Exam - more information

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     July 2019 Virginia Bar Exam Instructions (Handwriting) - more information
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Laptop Registration: July 2019 Virginia Bar Exam Laptop Program - more information

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.