Board of Commissioners on Character & Fitness

The Board of Commissioners on Character & Fitness is responsible for ensuring that each applicant for admission to the practice of law possesses the requisite character, fitness, and moral qualifications for admission. The Board consists of 12 members, appointed by the Court, who must be members of the Ohio bar. Pursuant to Gov. Bar R. I, Sections 10-13, the Board's essential functions are to promulgate admission standards and applications, supervise the work of local bar admissions committees, review the character, fitness, and moral qualifications of each applicant for admission, and hear appeals from admission applicants who receive adverse admission recommendations from local bar admission committees.

Enabling Rule (Gov Bar R. I., Section 10)

Roster

Admission Applications

Essential Eligibility Requirements

Summary of Character and Fitness Process in Ohio

Character & Fitness Decisions

Statistics

Important Dates

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