Office of Bar Admissions

NOTICE REGARDING THE RESULTS OF THE JULY 2021 BAR EXAMINATION

The Ohio Supreme Court released the results from the July 2021 remote bar examination on Friday, October 22, 2021. Due to technical issues that were experienced by examinees on the bar examination, the Court determined unsuccessful examinees who experienced at least one mid-examination restart would undergo a comprehensive review and possible submission for a secondary NCBE analysis for Ohio bar admission, only. All review and analyses have been completed and the scores released Friday, October 22, 2021 are final and are not subject to appeal. Additional information for affected examinees will be included with their bar results, which will be mailed to the address they have on file with the Office of Bar Admissions.

The July 2021 bar examination scores are confidential and the Office of Bar Admissions cannot release that information over the phone. A score report was mailed to the address on file with the Office of Bar Admissions.

IMPORTANT BAR EXAMINATION INFORMATION

February 2022 Bar Examination

The National Conference of Bar Examiners has announced that it will not be providing Uniform Bar Exam testing materials for a remote exam unless Ohio public health officials determine that an in-person bar examination cannot be administered. The Office of Bar Admissions intends to administer the February 2022 bar examination in-person at the Roberts Centre, 123 Gano Road, Wilmington, Ohio 45177. A room block at the Roberts Centre will open on November 9th at noon. You must contact the Holiday Inn located at the Roberts Centre directly for reservations.

Please note that decisions regarding COVID-related requirements will be forthcoming and will be posted on this website.

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July 2021 Bar Examination

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

Results of the July 2021 bar examination will be released at 8 a.m. on Oct. 22, 2021. The results are posted on our website, and applicants may call our office to check their results.

The admissions ceremony scheduled for Nov. 8, 2021 will be held virtually at 10 a.m.

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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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