Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
3/3/2024

Part II. Filing Procedure

18VAC35-10-50. Procedure for completing and filing application.

A prospective applicant should read these rules thoroughly before attempting to complete and submit an application for a bar examination.

It is the responsibility of each applicant to see that his application is filed in strict compliance with these rules. Such application shall: (i) be on the proper form with all answers fully and accurately supplied; (ii) contain the filing fee and all required attachments; and (iii) be RECEIVED in the Office of the Secretary on or before the filing deadline. All recitals in and provisions of the application shall become binding upon the applicant when filed.

If an application contains all required attachments and is otherwise complete and properly submitted, the applicant will be informed by the Office of the Secretary that he is filed for the current examination.

If an application does not contain all required attachments, or is otherwise incomplete or improperly submitted, the applicant will be informed by the Office of the Secretary that he is not filed for the current examination. If the application is not properly completed by a specified date, the applicant will be advised that his application is being carried forward to the next Virginia bar examination. The applicant must thereafter supply the missing attachments or information by the appropriate deadline to be considered filed for the subsequent examination.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-3922 and 54.1-3925 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR168-01-02 § 2.1, eff. October 1, 1993.

18VAC35-10-60. Fees.

The application fee shall be set from time to time by the board and shall be in addition to the character investigation fee. The current fee schedule is available from the Office of the Secretary. No application will be considered filed unless at the time it is delivered to the Office of the Secretary there is attached the current application fee in the form of a cashier's or certified check or money order made payable to "Virginia Board of Bar Examiners." NO APPLICATION ACCOMPANIED BY CASH, PERSONAL CHECK OR FIRM CHECK WILL BE ACCEPTED. The application fee shall be nonrefundable. NO PART OF THE APPLICATION FORM OR REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS MAY BE TRANSMITTED BY A FACSIMILE MACHINE.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-3922 and 54.1-3925 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR168-01-02 § 2.2, eff. October 1, 1993.

18VAC35-10-70. Filing deadline.

The proper form of application for examination, complete with fee and all required attachments, must be RECEIVED in the Office of the Secretary on or before December 15 when applying for the February examination, or May 15 when applying for the July examination. ABSOLUTELY NO APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER SUCH DATES WILL BE ACCEPTED. APPLICANTS WHO MAIL THEIR APPLICATIONS OR USE DELIVERY SERVICES DO SO AT THEIR OWN RISK. No application for Examination will be accepted unless the applicant's completed character and fitness questionnaire, with the applicable fee, has been previously filed with the secretary of the board or is filed simultaneously with the application for examination. Early filing of the character and fitness questionnaire is encouraged.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-3922 and 54.1-3925 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR168-01-02 § 2.3, eff. October 1, 1993.

18VAC35-10-80. Form required.

When filing for examination in Virginia for the first time, the applicant shall submit the Application For Examination and For License To Practice Law (a white form), with all answers fully supplied and all required attachments enclosed.

When an applicant has taken a previous Virginia bar examination, the applicant shall submit the Application For Re-Examination (a blue form), with all answers fully supplied and all attachments enclosed.

Current forms for application may be obtained from the Office of the Secretary; Mutual Building, 909 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219-3013, or from the Registrar's Offices of the approved law schools in Virginia and in the District of Columbia.

The application form and all attachments should be neatly typed or printed in dark blue or black ink, and the applicant should use his full legal name (first, middle or maiden, and last, Jr., etc.) in all places where such name is required.

Applications must be sworn to or affirmed before a notary public and must bear the notary's seal.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-3922 and 54.1-3925 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR168-01-02 § 2.4, eff. October 1, 1993.

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