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July 2019 Bar Exam

Results: The July 2019 Bar Exam results will be released on October 18, 2019. Click here for information.

Admission Ceremony: Click here for information about the date, time, and location of the admission ceremony for those applicants who pass the bar exam and are licensed by the Board.

February 2020 Bar Exam

Filing Deadline: The filing deadline for the February 2020 Bar Exam is *December 15, 2019. Click here for information.
*The statutory filing deadline, December 15, 2019, is a Sunday; therefore, the filing deadline is extended to Monday, December 16, 2019.

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.