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Oct. 26, 2007
More than 1,000 Applicants Pass July 2007 Ohio Bar Exam

New lawyers will take oath of office at special Supreme Court session on Nov. 5

The Supreme Court of Ohio Office of Bar Admissions released the results today of the July 2007 Ohio Bar Exam, which was administered in Columbus July 24 through July 26. Out of the 1,251 applicants, 1,017 applicants (81.3 percent) received passing scores; out of 1,094 first-time applicants, 88.1 percent received passing scores.

For a complete list of names and addresses of the successful applicants, please visit www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/AttySvcs/admissions/ASP.

Applicants who were successful on the examination and who have satisfied all of the Supreme Court's other requirements for admission will be sworn in next month. The oath will be administered during special public sessions of the Supreme Court that will be held Monday, Nov. 5 at 10:30 a.m. (The Ohio State University, Capital University, University of Dayton, University of Cincinnati and Chase College of Law) and 2 p.m. (Cleveland State University, Case Western University, the University of Toledo, Ohio Northern University, the University of Akron and out-of-state schools), at the historic Ohio Theatre, 39 East State Street, in Columbus.

For the first time, the sessions will be recorded and broadcast later on the Ohio Channel's local public broadcasting stations, which reach more than 4 million homes across Ohio. For more information, visit www.ohiochannel.org.

The bar exam features various components, including 12 essay questions on a total of 11 topics, the Multistate Performance Test and the Multistate Bar Examination. The bar exam is administered by the Supreme Court, which regulates the practice of law in Ohio, including the admission of new attorneys, the biennial registration of current attorneys, attorney discipline in cases of misconduct, and the administration of continuing legal education.

Other upcoming important bar admissions dates include Nov. 1, which is the deadline for filing the Application to Take the February 2008 Ohio Bar Examination, which will be administered Feb. 26 through Feb. 28 in Columbus; and Nov. 15, which is the deadline for second year law school students to file the Application to Register as a Candidate for Admission to the Practice of Law in Ohio.

For more information about the Ohio Bar Exam, visit the Supreme Court of Ohio's Web site at the Office of Bar Admissions, www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/AttySvcs/admissions/.

Contact: Chris Davey or Andrea M. Strle at 614.387.9250