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Aspiring Lawyers Took Ohio Bar Exam This Week

Nearly 1,000 prospective lawyers took the July 2016 Ohio Bar Examination July 26, July 27, and July 28 at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington.

A total of 1,072 recent law school graduates applied to take the exam, while 995 actually sat for the exam, according to the Ohio Supreme Court Office of Bar Admissions. Of the two annual bar exams administered by the Supreme Court, more attorney hopefuls take the July exam than the exam in February.

The bar exam included 12 essay questions covering 11 topics, the Multistate Performance Test, and the Multistate Bar Examination.

Results from the exam will be announced by the Court at 7 a.m. on Oct. 28. Individuals who pass the exam and meet all other requirements for admission will be sworn in during two special sessions of the Court at the Ohio Theatre in Columbus at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Nov. 7.

In addition to its bar exam responsibilities, the Court 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.

Learn more information about the bar exam.