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Committee on Admission

The Committee on Admissions reviews all applications for admission to the District of Columbia Bar. See D.C. App. Rule 46. The Committee receives approximately 6500 applications per year, administers the bar exam, conducts extensive character and fitness review, conducts informal conferences with applicants and formal hearings, files recommedations with the court, processes pro hac motions and provides references for reciprocity applications in other jurisdiction.

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All persons who wish to file an application for admission by bar exam, reciprocity or UBE score transfer with the District of Columbia Bar Association must first create a personal District of Columbia Bar Association Registration account on this website.

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Announcements

Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice

Pro Hac Vice Application

09/13/2021 Read More
 

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

Monday through Friday 9 am to 11 am and 3 pm to 5 pm.

04/01/2020 Read More
 

Amended Rules on Admission

Changes to D.C. App. R. 46 are now in effect

07/22/2021 Read More
 

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.

08/11/2021 Read More
 

NOTICE TO APPLICANTS FOR ADMISSION on MOTION WHO ARE SUBJECT TO THE 360 DAY PRACTICE LIMITATION UNDER RULE 49

Pursuant to the amendment to D.C. Court of Appeals Rule 49(c)(8), “Upon request and for good cause shown, the Director of the Committee on Admissions may extend beyond 360 days the period during which a person is authorized to practice under Rule 49(c)(8).

08/11/2021 Read More
 

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 (please see pdf)

08/11/2021 Read More
 

D.C. Court of Appeals Swearing-In Ceremony YouTube Link

Swearing-in ceremony links

07/02/2021 Read More
 
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