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Committee on Admissions

The Committee on Admissions reviews all applications for admission to the District of Columbia Bar. See DC App. Rule 46. The Committee receives approximately 6,500 applications per year, administers the bar exam, conducts extensive character and fitness investigations including informal meetings and formal hearings, and files recommendations with the court regarding applications or petitions.

For COA General Information and Current Notices

For information on How to Apply for Admission

For information on Fees and Deadlines:

For information on Admission Rules:


For Committee on Admission FAQS

For Contact information

For a list of the current Committee Members