Updated: March 3, 2022

Next Lawyer Bar Exam

Summer 2022 Exam:

July 26-27, 2022


Yakima Convention Center (in-person)

Application Filing Deadlines:

March 7, 2022 (timely filing), April 5, 2022 (late filing fee $300) May 5, 2022 (failed immediate preceding winter exam)

Exam Results Posted to Applicant's Online Account for Winter 2022 Exam:

April 8, 2022, 8 a.m. PT


Other Lawyer Bar Exam Dates

Feb. 21-22, 2023 - Location to be determined at a later date

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.