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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 35. Board of Bar Examiners
Chapter 10. Rules of the Virginia Board of Bar Examiners
3/3/2024

18VAC35-10-200. Applicant requirements.

A. Any person who has been admitted to practice before the court of last resort of any state or territory of the United States or of the District of Columbia may file an application to be admitted to practice law in this Commonwealth without examination, if counsel licensed to practice in Virginia may be admitted to practice in such jurisdiction without examination. Inquiries concerning the filing of such may be directed to Clerk, The Supreme Court of Virginia, Supreme Court Building, 100 North 9th Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

B. Every applicant will be required to sign the following pledge before taking the examination:

"I hereby certify that I will neither receive nor give aid or assistance in any manner during this examination. If any violation of this pledge by others comes to my knowledge, I will report it promptly to the examiners."

Should any applicant violate this pledge, his paper will not be read on that examination, nor will he be admitted to any future examinations; but the board may thereafter remove by unanimous vote such prohibition upon a showing of changed circumstances which, in its opinion, clearly justify such action.

C. Applicants must write the answers to the essay portion of the examination with ink (dark blue or black) or with typewriter, and must write the answers to the multistate portion of the examination with pencil. They may bring nothing else into the examination rooms. The board will furnish each applicant with material in which the answers to the questions shall be written.

D. The manner of dress for the examination shall conform to the standard of suitable attire for a lawyer appearing in a court of record; i.e., a suit or jacket with tie for males, or a suitable dress or suit for females.

E. The Office of the Secretary is located in the Mutual Building, 909 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219-3013. Telephone: (804) 786-7490.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-3922 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR168-01-02 § 7.1, eff. October 1, 1993.

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