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Bar Admission in Louisiana

Summary of Key Requirements:

To be admitted to the bar, you must be:

  • at least 18 yrs old
  • a US citizen*
  • of sound mind, good moral character and fitness to practice law
  • a graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association**

* or a lawfully admitted permanent resident or authorized to work lawfully in the US
** or if from outside of United States had an equivalency determination approved by the Committee on Bar Admissions

To be admitted to the bar, you must do the following:

  • submit a dean or chancellor certificate of gradutaion and fitness
  • pass the written examination.
  • request the preparation of an NCBE character report
  • submit an admission application to the Committee on Bar Admissions
  • pay any applicable fees

News

  • October Exam Postponed

    October 7, 2020

    The Committee on Bar Admissions has been closely monitoring Hurricane Delta. Weather advisories indicate South Louisiana will begin experiencing hurricane winds and rain sometime beginning Friday, October 9, 2020. Read More

  • Announcement: Admission of Qualified Candidates

    October 2, 2020

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  • Job Posting: Attorney for Character and Fitness

    July 16, 2020

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  • Updated Scope Descriptions of the Louisiana Bar Examination for July 2020 and October 2020

    June 2, 2020

    The July 2020 and October 2020 bar examination will be adjusted...Read More

  • LASCBA Office Closed To Public

    March 18, 2020

    The Committee on Bar Admissions office will be closed for public access beginning Wednesday March 18, 2020...Read More

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