Office of Bar Admissions


July 2022 Bar Examination

The July bar examination will be administered July 26-27, 2022 at the Roberts Centre, 122 Gano Road, Wilmington, Ohio. A room block at the Roberts Centre will open on June 1 at 11 a.m. EST. 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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The following bar examinations were administered using remote technology:

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


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Important Dates

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Request to transfer MBE score

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