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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

  • May 2017 Office Schedule

    The Committee on Bar Admissions office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. central time. During the month of May, the office will be closed on the following day(s): Monday, May 29

  • Five Time Exam Limit Reinstated

    The provision in La. Sup. Ct. Rule XVII limiting applicants to five attempts to pass the examination which was temporarily suspended has been reinstated..Read More

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Keep your Contact Information Up-To-Date!

It is the applicant's responsibility to notify the Committee on Bar Admissions of any mailing address, telephone number or email address changes! This information can be updated online under the 'My Account' portal.