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February 2022 Bar Exam

Hotel Information: If you have not already made your reservation at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott, the deadline for the guaranteed bar exam rate is Saturday, January 29, 2022. A limited number of rooms are available, so make your reservation now. Click here.

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Email Confirmation: Email confirmation of Application receipt for the February 2022 Virginia Bar Exam - more information

Application Processing: Application processing and notification of items required for the February 2022 Virginia Bar Exam - more information

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Laptop Registration: February 2022 Virginia Bar Exam Laptop Program is now OPEN OPEN OPEN OPENOPEN - more information

Virginia Essay exam subject areas tested - updated as of August 10, 2021

The Rules of the Virginia Board of Bar Examiners have been updated to reflect the removal of Agency, Constitutional Law and Equity as subject areas tested on the Virginia Essay exam. Click here for updated Rules.

Educational requirement Rule change for Virginia Bar Exam applicants

The Rules of the Virginia Board of Bar Examiners have been amended pursuant to changes to § 54.1-3926 of the Code of Virginia, effective July 1, 2021. Beginning with the February 2022 Virginia bar exam, an applicant who has “completed all degree requirements from a law school not approved by the American Bar Association, including a foreign law school, obtained an LL.M. from a law school approved by the American Bar Association, and been admitted to practice law before the court of last resort in any state or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia” shall be eligible to take the Virginia bar exam.

Please Note: For applicants who meet the new academic requirements stated above, the online application to apply for the February 2022 Virginia Bar Exam will be available on or about August 15, 2021.

Admission Without Examination

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Virginia Corporate Counsel, Part I

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Virginia Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program (VJLAP)

The Virginia Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program (VJLAP) is an independent non-profit organization which provides confidential, non-disciplinary assistance to lawyers, judges, law students, legal professionals, and their family members who experience impairment as a result of substance abuse and/or mental health conditions. More information is available at https://vjlap.org.

VSB Award

Virginia State Bar Corporate Counsel Section will present a monetary award to an exam taker aiming for a career as in-house counsel. Click here for information on how to apply.