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The Ohio Supreme Court adopted the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) and beginning with the February 2021 exam, Ohio will administer its first UBE. These essay questions were written by the Ohio Board of Bar Examiners and were used on the Ohio Bar Examination. These essay questions are simply a guide and should not be substituted for a MEE. Further, the answers associated with the essay questions and the MPT items were graded by the Ohio Board of Bar Examiners and illustrates what the Board considered above average performance on the written portion of the examination.

February 2023 Bar Examination

The February 2023 bar examination will be administered at the Roberts Centre, 123 Gano Road, Wilmington, Ohio. The Holiday Inn Roberts Centre room block will open on Nov. 14, 2022, at 11 a.m. To make a reservation, please instruct your students to call 937.283.3200. In order to reach the Holiday Inn front desk staff, please have them select Option 3.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Before you are qualified to sit for an exam, you must satisfy all of the pre-exam conditions required in Gov. Bar R. I (e.g., receive final character and fitness approval, file certifications that you received a J.D. and had instruction on substance abuse). You should not construe registration for use of your laptop as confirmation that you have satisfied these conditions and qualify to sit for the exam. Qualified applicants will receive confirmation of their eligibility to sit, along with their exam instructions, approximately two weeks before the exam.

For more information about the requirements for using a laptop at the bar exam, visit: www.examsoft.com/ohbar.


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Contact Information

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

Director:
Gina White Palmer, Esq.

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