Law Reader Application

PDF Downloadable and Online Forms

Both the Law Reader Application (PDF) and online Character & Fitness Questionnaire must be completed, printed, signed and notarized to apply for the Law Reader Program.

Carefully read the Law Reader Rules and Regulations before beginning your forms.

STEP 1 – ACCESSING AND COMPLETING THE LAW READER APPLICATION

Click here to download the Law Reader Application (PDF). This requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Use Adobe Acrobat Reader to complete the forms and print them, or use Adobe Acrobat Reader to print the forms and complete on a typewriter.

STEP 2 – ACCESSING AND COMPLETING THE CHARACTER AND FITNESS QUESTIONNAIRE

The Virginia Board of Bar Examiners has attempted to make our online forms as user friendly as possible. Please take a few minutes to read ALL instructions provided for ease of completing the forms.

Overview of Character & Fitness Questionnaire Process and Steps:

New User Registration Steps:

  • Register: Click "No Account? Register Now" to create an account, User ID and Password.
  • Log In: Enter User ID and Password to Log In.
  • New Transaction: Upon Log In, you will enter your portal where you can start a new VBBE application form. Click New Transaction in the upper right corner.
  • VBBE Online Form Workspace: Your Workspace is where you can start/edit a document, view draft and final application PDFs.
  • Begin Application: Starts the VBBE Online Forms Interview. Your responses to certain questions will determine which forms you must complete.
  • Documents: Every time you click Save and Exit, you will return to your Workspace. A PDF of your application is created each time you exit. To view and print the draft or final application PDF, click the PDF icon. You MUST disable popup blockers before viewing the PDF.

Previously Registered User:

  • Log In: Enter User ID and Password to Log In.
  • Select Form In Progress or New Transaction: Select a form In Progress by click the form Name (Your Name with Start Date) or click New Transaction to start a new form.
  • VBBE Online Form Workspace: Your Workspace is where you can start/edit an application and view the draft and final application PDFs.
  • Edit My Answers: Returns you to the VBBE Online Forms Interview to continue or edit your previous answers.
  • Documents: Save and Exit will return you to your Workspace. A PDF of your application is created each time you exit. To view and print the draft or final application PDF, click the PDF icon. You MUST disable popup blockers before viewing the PDF.

Review, Print and Send:

  • Draft Review: You must review the draft PDF before certifying your application for submission.
  • Certify: By typing certify, you are confirming you have reviewed the draft PDF of your application and all answers are true and correct.
  • Submit: No changes can be made after you select Submit. Once you submit your application, a final PDF will be available to download and print.
  • Final PDF: You MUST send a paper copy of all forms to the Virginia Board of Bar Examiners. Online submission of the forms does NOT constitute a filed application.
  • Checklist: A detailed checklist will print with your application forms. Follow all instructions on the Checklist to ensure you are submitting a complete application.
  • Print Single-Sided Only.
  • For your records, make a photocopy of all forms and documents submitted to the VBBE.

To Register and Access: VBBE Online Forms, click here.