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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing

18VAC35. Board of Bar Examiners




The Board of Bar Examiners is responsible for the examination of applicants and otherwise ascertaining the qualifications of applicants for admission to the Bar of Virginia and is authorized to promulgate rules and regulations therefor. Code of Virginia, Title 54.1, Chapter 39, Article 3.

The Board is required to issue a license to practice law in Virginia to every applicant who successfully passes the required examination and complies with all applicable laws and rules of the Supreme Court and the Board. The Board may issue a certificate to practice law in Virginia to an applicant if the Board is satisfied that the applicant meets the criteria for admission without examination established by Rule 1A:1 of the Supreme Court of Virginia and the guidelines promulgated thereunder. In addition, the Board evaluates applications for admission under Rules 1A:6, 1A:7 and 1A:8.  And the Board sets the fees to be paid by each applicant. Code of Virginia, Title 54.1, Chapter 39, Articles 3 and 4.

The Board operates under the supervision of the Supreme Court of Virginia. The Rules of the Board are available at the office of the Board at 2201 W. Broad Street, Suite 101, Richmond, VA 23220. Internet address:

Rev. 09/2016


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