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February 2020 Bar Exam

Email Confirmation: Email confirmation of Application receipt for the February 2020 Virginia Bar Exam - more information

Application Processing: Application processing and notification of items required for the February 2020 Virginia Bar Exam - more information

Instruction Letters:
     February 2020 Virginia Bar Exam Instructions (Handwriting) - more information
     February 2020 Virginia Bar Exam Instructions (Laptop) - more information

Laptop Registration: February 2020 Virginia Bar Exam Laptop Program is now OPEN OPEN OPEN - more information

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Corporate Counsel Certificate, Part I

Starting January 1, 2020, in accordance with Supreme Court of Virginia Rule 1A:5, the Virginia Board of Bar Examiners will process Virginia Corporate Counsel, Part I applications. Click here for more information.

Bar Examination Application Updates

The Virginia Board of Bar Examiners has revised the Virginia Bar Exam Rules. Effective September 1, 2019, applicants will have three options when applying for the bar exam:

Option 1 - Applicants will take both the Virginia Essay exam and the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) in Virginia at the same bar exam administration.

Option 2 - Applicants will take the Virginia Essay exam and will use/transfer an MBE scaled score of 133 or greater, taken within 3 years prior to the date of the exam applied for, from a previous bar exam taken in Virginia or a jurisdiction other than Virginia.

Option 3 - Licensed attorneys will take only the Virginia Essay exam. They must be actively licensed to practice law and be in good standing in a jurisdiction other than Virginia, and they must have taken and passed a bar exam in a jurisdiction other than Virginia.

Please thoroughly read the Rules and application instructions, and refer to our Frequently Asked Questions before contacting our office with any questions.