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Next Lawyer Bar Exam

Date of Summer 2023 Bar Exam:July 25-26, 2023
Location:Yakima Convention Center (in-person)
Applications Accepted Beginning:February 1, 2023
Application Filing Deadlines:

March 6, 2023 (timely filing)
April 5, 2023 (with late filing fee of $300)

May 5, 2023 (failed previous winter exam only, with no late fee)


The February 2022 Bar exam results will be released on April 7, 2023 at 8 a.m. PST.

Applicants may be required to comply with an Exam Health Safety Plan (details will be posted when available).

Review the Admission Policies for important deadlines for the Bar Exam.

Other Lawyer Bar Exam Dates:

February 27-28, 2024 - Lynnwood Convention Center

To take the Washington lawyer bar exam, you must meet the qualifications stated in Washington Supreme Court Admission and Practice Rule (APR) 3. In all cases, you must establish that you possess good moral character and the requisite fitness to practice law.

To qualify to take the lawyer bar exam, you must have:

Please Note : All applicants are subject to a character and fitness review prior to being admitted to practice law in Washington. Factors considered by Admissions staff and Bar Counsel when determining whether an applicant should be referred to the Character and Fitness Board are set forth in Washington Supreme Court Admission and Practice Rules (APR) 20-24.2(a).

Any discrepancy or conflict between the information provided here and the rules and regulations set by the Washington Supreme Court, or the Bylaws and policies of the Washington State Bar Association, is unintentional and will be resolved in favor of strict compliance with the rules, regulations, Bylaws and policies.