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1,351 Seek to Take July Bar Exam

For the second consecutive year, more than 1,300 aspiring attorneys have applied to take the July Ohio Bar Examination, the Ohio Supreme Court announced today.

The July 2013 Ohio Bar Exam will be administered July 30, 31, and August 1 in Columbus. April 1 was the deadline for filing applications to take the second bar exam in 2013. Of the two annual bar exams, more attorney hopefuls take the July exam than the exam in February.

Of this year’s July applicants, 1,203 Ohioans from 66 counties applied to take the exam with Franklin County leading the way with 313 applicants. As for out-of-state applicants, 148 have applied to take the exam from 25 different states and the District of Columbia.

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.

By rule, the Supreme Court publishes twice a year a list of the names, cities, and counties or states of residence of those persons who have applied for admission to the practice of law in Ohio in the Ohio Official Reports Advance Sheets and online. The Supreme Court also distributes copies of the list to all regional and local bar association admissions committees.

For a complete list of the July 2013 bar exam applicants, click here.