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Aspiring Ohio Lawyers Took Bar Exam This Week

For the First time, the Columbus Convention Center welcomed Ohio's bar exam candidates.

For the First time, the Columbus Convention Center welcomed Ohio's bar exam candidates.

This week’s July 2014 Ohio Bar Examination included many of the same characteristics of years past: anxious applicants, sharp-eyed proctors, and hundreds of No. 2 pencils. There was one major difference though, the setting.

For the first time, the Ohio Supreme Court administered the bar exam on July 29-31 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center instead of at Franklin County Veterans Memorial. More than 1,150 prospective lawyers took the exam.

Of the two annual exams, more attorney hopefuls take the July bar than the one in February. The bar exam features 12 essay questions covering 11 topics, the Multistate Performance Test and the Multistate Bar Examination.

Results from the exam will be announced on October 31, and individuals who pass the exam and meet all other requirements for admission will be sworn in during a special session of the Ohio Supreme Court at the historic Ohio Theatre in Columbus on November 17.

The bar exam is administered by the Ohio Supreme Court, which regulates the practice of law in Ohio, including the admission of new attorneys, the biennial registration of current attorneys, attorney discipline in cases of misconduct, and the administration of continuing legal education.

For more information about the bar exam, please visit the Office of Bar Admissions on the Supreme Court website.

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