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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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July 2023 Bar Exam Announcement


03/15/2023 Read More

February Bar Exam

Deadline for Complaints

02/28/2023 Read More

How do I check the status of my application?

How to check the status of your application for admission to D.C.

03/01/2023 Read More

July 2022 Bar Exam Results

Announcement of Successful Applicants

10/19/2022 Read More

Access Rule 49 Here

Rule 49

09/28/2022 Read More

Non-ABA Educational Requirements

Notice to Non-ABA law school graduates and Foreign trained candidates for admission

05/04/2022 Read More
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