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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 35. Board Of Bar Examiners
Chapter 20. Law Reader Program Rule
7/25/2021

18VAC35-20-60. Applicants.

Every applicant for enrollment in the program shall:

1. Complete the appropriate forms and file them with the board on or before the filing deadlines, which shall be October 1 for applicants desiring to begin study on the following January 1, and April 1 for applicants desiring to begin study on July 1;

2. Submit a transcript, certified by the institution, which shows all undergraduate and graduate course work, and the grades received, the date a bachelor's degree was awarded, and the subject in which it was granted;

3. Provide such evidence as the board may require to prove that the applicant is a person of honest demeanor and good moral character and possesses the requisite fitness to practice law;

4. At the request of the board, provide the applicant's official scoring record on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) taken within one year of the application for enrollment, showing a score acceptable for admission to an approved law school in Virginia;

5. Designate the month (either January or July) in which the applicant plans to begin the program if the application is approved;

6. Attach the required supervising attorney's statement;

7. Pay a nonrefundable fee of $500; and

8. Appear for an interview, provide any additional information or proof, or cooperate in any investigation, as may be directed by the board.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-3922 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR168-01-04 § 3.1, eff. March 1, 1993.

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