Updated: Dec. 8, 2017

Next Lawyer Bar Exam

Date of  Exam

Feb. 27–28, 2018

Location (main site):

The Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center

Applications Accepted Beginning:

Sept. 1, 2017

Application Filing Deadlines:

Oct. 5, 2017 (timely filing), Nov. 6, 2017  (late filing fee $300)

Foreign Applications Accepted Beginning:

Feb. 1, 2017

Foreign Application Deadlines:

March 6, 2017 (timely filing), April 5, 2017 (late filing fee $300)

Exam Results Posted to Applicant's Online Account:

April 13, 2018, 8 a.m. PST



Other Lawyer Bar Exam Dates

July 24–25, 2018, and Feb. 26–27, 2019  (please see Application Instructions for details).

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.