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February Bar Exam Tickets


The Committee on Admissions apologizes for a mix-up in the tickets sent out this morning to some applicants. Re-issued tickets with the corrected documents will be sent this afternoon.

Exam Ticket February 2024 Bar Exam


Applicants for the February Bar Exam can access their Exam Ticket, Exam Day Instructions, Exam Security Memo and the Exam Code of conduct by logging into their applicant portal at or before 5:00pm ET on Thursday, February 15th. 

July 2024 Bar Exam Application Information


A modified version of the slides from the February 3rd information webinar are now available.

How do I check the status of my application?


  • For questions about the status of your application, please log into your account and use the "Create Message" button to send your inquiry directly to the staff reviewer responsible for your application.


Changes to Application Fees


Information regarding changes to the application fees effective April 1, 2024 may be found here.

Non-ABA Educational Requirements


Non-ABA law school graduates and foreign trained candidates who wish to apply for admission by bar exam, or by transfer of UBE score, should review this announcement to make sure they satisfy the education requirement.


Access D.C. App. Rule 49 Here


For guidance on the unauthorized practice of law, please see D.C. App. Rule 49 here.

 



Certificates of Good Standing are issued by the DC Bar on behalf of the Court of Appeals


Certificates of Good Standing are now issued by the DC Bar on behalf of the Court of Appeals. Mail requests received by the Committee on Admissions will be returned to the requestor. For more information on the processing of Certificates please contact the DC Bar.

February 2023 Bar Exam


The notice with names of the successful applicants for the February 2023 District of Columbia Bar Exam is now available.


July 2023 Bar Exam Notice


The notice with names of the successful applicants for the July 2023 District of Columbia Bar Exam is now available.



February Bar Exam Announcement


Registration dates for the February 2024 bar exam have changed. Registration will open on November 1, 2023 at 8:00am eastern time and close on November 16, 2023 at 5:00pm  eastern time. Per the D.C. Courts’ shutdown plan, a government shutdown would significantly reduce admissions office staffing and operations.  As a Uniform Bar Exam jurisdiction, D.C. accepts qualifying UBE scores from exams administered by other UBE jurisdictions.  Information on other UBE jurisdictions and their exam application deadlines may be found on the jurisdictions' websites.



July 2022 Bar Exam Results


The names of the successful applicants from the July 2022 Bar Exam are now available.

February 2022 Uniform Bar Exam Results


The Notice of the 2022 February Uniform Bar Exam with the names of the successful candidates is now available.


Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice


As of January 8, 2022, the Committee on Admissions will no longer accept Pro Hac Vice applications via courier, U.S. Mail,  email or in person.  Please follow the instructions on how to submit  Pro Hac Vice applications under the Information & Applications tab.

July 2021 Bar Exam Results


The 2200 applicants for the July 2021 Uniform Bar Exam have been notified of their results. A total of 1609 individuals who sat for exam were successful for a pass rate of 73%. The list of successful applicants has been posted.

Office of the Committee on Admissions and Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Law Phone hours:


Office of the Committee on Admissions and Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Law phone hours:
Monday and Wednesday through Friday 8:30am - 11:00am and 3:00pm - 5:00pm. Tuesday 8:30am - 9:30am; 11:00am - noon and 3:00pm - 5:00pm.



Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Law Opinion 24-20


Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Law Opinion 24-20: Teleworking from Home and the COVID-19 Pandemic

FEBRUARY 2021 BAR EXAM RESULTS


The February 2021 bar exam candidates have been notified of their results by email. The Notice of the results from the Chair of the Committee on Admissions is posted for public review.

Bar Examination July 2019 Results


Bar Examination July 2019 Results click here.

Administrative Order 1-19


Please see , Administrative Order 1-19 for Temporary Suspension of Rule Requiring Law Students Practicing in D.C. to Register with this Court and be issued a Student Bar Membership Card