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.
Create an Account
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.
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 effect07/22/2021 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 links07/02/2021 Read More