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 court-appropriate attire. Court-appropriate attire is a suit or jacket, with collared shirt, dress pants, or a dress, skirt and jacket or pant suit. A necktie is optional. Jeans, mini-skirts, tee-shirts or other casual attire are not permitted. Hats and other head coverings may not be worn in the testing room, unless required by generally accepted religious observances. Anyone wearing anything that is profane or otherwise indecent may not be permitted into the testing room.

Due to the nature of the floors at the testing site, and as a courtesy to the other applicants, court-appropriate soft- or rubber-soled shoes are preferred, as are flat or low heels. No sandals, flip flops, athletic shoes, etc. are allowed.