Admission Requirements and Lawyer Bar Exam Results
Applicants who passed the July 2022 bar exam must complete all of the requirements through the online admissions site. See the New Admittee Process Instructions for more information.
After an applicant has met all the requirements for admission, the applicant will be recommended to the Washington Supreme Court for admission to the practice of law in Washington. Upon receipt of the Admission Order from the Court, the WSBA will assign the new member a license number and send the member by mail a Bar card and a certificate from the Court. Applicants are not permitted to practice as a lawyer until the Court signs the Admission Order.
Applicants who have passed the Washington UBE have 40 months from the date of the examination to complete the New Admittee Process and be licensed as a lawyer. Admission by Motion and Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) Transfer applicants have one year from the date of the application submission to become licensed in Washington.
- Review the 2022 July Lawyer Bar Exam Statistics
- Review the 2022 February Lawyer Bar Exam Statistics
- Review the 2021 July Lawyer Bar Exam Statistics
- Review the 2021 February Lawyer Bar Exam Statistics
- Review the 2020 September Lawyer Bar Exam Statistics
- Review the 2020 July Lawyer Bar Exam Statistics
- Review the 2019 July Lawyer Bar Exam Statistics
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic:
APR 5(f) — On October 27, 2022, the Washington Supreme Court issued order No. 25700-B-697 which waives the requirements that the oath be taken in open court and authorizes judges to administer the oath remotely by available technologies, including videoconferencing or teleconferencing. If the judge conducting the swearing-in- agrees to conduct this type of process, please email the judge a signed copy of the oath form for his/her signature. Once all parties have signed the oath form, it is your responsibility to upload a copy of the completed oath to your user home page. Please keep a copy for your records.
Lawyer Bar Exam Pass List
Of the 645 candidates who took the July 2022 Lawyer Bar Exam, 465 candidates passed the exam. Read the complete exam statistics
The July 2022 Bar Exam passing candidates include:
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.