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July 2022 Bar Exam

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

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

February 2022 Bar Exam

Results: The February Bar Exam results were released on April 22, 2022. Click here for information.

Admission Ceremony: June 8, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. Click here for Admission & Orientation Ceremony information.

Admission Without Examination - Amended Rule 1A:1

Supreme Court of Virginia Rule 1A:1 – Admission Without Examination – Legal education requirements have been amended effective March 12, 2022.

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Virginia Legal Aid Counsel - New Rule 1A:9

Supreme Court of Virginia Rule 1A:9 – Virginia Legal Aid Counsel – this new Rule, effective March 12, 2022, allows licensed attorneys seeking employment with a Virginia Legal Aid Society to be admitted in Virginia.

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Military Spouse Provisional Admission - Amended Rule 1A:8

Supreme Court of Virginia Rule 1A:8 Military Spouse Provisional Admission has been amended effective February 26, 2022.

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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

COVID-19 Application Modifications: Click here for information.

Virginia Corporate Counsel, Part I

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Virginia Legal Aid Counsel

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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.