553 Candidates Pass Summer 2017 Washington State Bar Exam │ Sept. 8, 2017
SEATTLE, WA [Sept. 8, 2017] — The Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) announced that 553 candidates passed the Uniform Bar Exam administered in July 2017.
Administered over a two-day period, the Exam is a substantive law exam for those interested in becoming licensed in Washington to practice law as a lawyer, and includes multiple choice, essay and performance questions. The other required component of the Washington Bar Exam is an exam on professional responsibility (the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam or MPRE).
Completion of a separate online educational component with accompanying online exam addressing specific areas of Washington law (the Washington Law Component) is also required to qualify for admission. The WSBA will recommend successful candidates who also have passed a character and fitness review and completed other prelicensing requirements to the Washington Supreme Court for entry of an order admitting them to the practice of law in Washington as a lawyer.
About the Washington State Bar Association
The WSBA operates under the delegated authority of the Washington Supreme Court to license the state’s nearly 40,000 lawyers and other legal professionals. In furtherance of its obligation to protect and serve the public, the WSBA both regulates lawyers and other legal professionals and serves its members as a professional association — all without public funding. The WSBA’s mission is to serve the public and the members of the Bar, to ensure the integrity of the legal profession, and to champion justice.