Office of Bar Admissions

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*Please note that former applicants who have been admitted to the practice of law in Ohio may view their applicant information and the status of their previous applications; however, they cannot edit information.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Office of Bar Admissions
Supreme Court of Ohio
65 South Front Street, 5th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3431

Phone: 614.387.9340
Fax: 614.387.9349
Email: BarAdmissions@sc.ohio.gov

Director:
Gina White Palmer, Esq.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

July 2021 Bar Examination

Please be advised that the July 2021 bar examination will be administered using remote technology. Further information regarding this examination will be released as soon as possible.

View the Supreme Court Order | View FAQ

February 2021 Bar Examination

Please be advised that the February 2021 bar examination was administered using remote technology.

Results of the February 2021 bar examination were released at 8 a.m. April 30, 2021. The results are posted on our website, and applicants may call our office to check their results.

The Admissions Ceremony scheduled for May 10, 2021 was held virtually at 10 a.m.

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October 2020 Bar Examination

The Supreme Court of Ohio held a remote bar examination Oct. 5-6, 2020. For applicants who recently took the October 2020 Remote Bar Examination, further information regarding the Ohio Law Component (OLC) was emailed to you by Oct. 9, 2020. A passing score of 80% on the OLC is required for admission.

Results for the October 2020 Remote Bar Examination were released at 7 a.m. on Nov. 30, 2020. These results will are posted on our website, and applicants may call our office to check their results.

Due to continuing concerns surrounding the Coronavirus, the Court has decided that the Bar Admissions Ceremony would be held on Dec. 14, 2020 at 10 a.m., via remote technology and there was no reception afterwards at the Supreme Court of Ohio.

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Article IV, Section 2(B)(1)(g) of the Ohio Constitution grants the Supreme Court of Ohio exclusive jurisdiction to regulate admission to the practice of law in Ohio. The Supreme Court exercises this jurisdiction pursuant to Rule I of the Rules for the Government of the Bar, which establishes requirements for admission to the practice of law. Each applicant for admission must demonstrate that he or she possesses the requisite character, fitness, and moral qualifications for admission. Once an applicant's character, fitness, and moral qualifications are approved, most applicants must take and pass the Ohio bar examination, which is administered in February and July each year. An applicant who is admitted to the practice of law in another state may be eligible for admission without examination and practice pending admission.

The Office of Bar Admissions of the Supreme Court oversees the admissions process and supports the Board of Commissioners on Character and Fitness and the Board of Bar Examiners. The Office also administers Court rules that govern the Uniform Bar Examination, admission of military spouse attorneys, the limited practice of law by legal interns, the temporary certification of non-Ohio attorneys to work in legal aid, public defender, or law school clinic programs, and the limited practice of law by foreign legal consultants.

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Guidelines for Requesting Evaluation of Foreign Education

Admission Applications

Ohio Law Component

Certification as a Legal Intern

Character and Fitness

Bar Examination

Uniform Bar Examination

Disabilities

General Information

Important Dates

Request a copy of previously filed application

Request to transfer MBE score

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