Update on the Washington DC February Bar Exam

NOTE: The DC Court of Appeals announced  on January 25 that the DC bar exam will be administered as scheduled.


NCBE is aware of the uncertainty surrounding the February bar exam administration in Washington DC in light of the prolonged government shutdown. We are in contact with DC Court of Appeals representatives and are awaiting their decision about the possible need to cancel the exam should the shutdown continue.

In the meantime, we are working with DC to identify possible solutions for affected examinees. NCBE cannot administer the exam on behalf of or in place of the DC Committee on Admissions. Bar exam registration and administration are handled exclusively by each jurisdiction.

We strongly encourage prospective examinees to monitor https://www.dccourts.gov/court-of-appeals/committee-on-admissions for any changes in plans to administer the February 2019 bar exam in Washington DC.