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Admission to the Practice of Law in Georgia
Admission to the Practice of Law in Georgia is a two-step process that requires the submission of two separate applications with separate deadlines.*
1.  Application for Certification of Fitness to Practice Law in Georgia; and
2.  Bar Examination Application.
An applicant must receive Certification of Fitness to Practice Law to be eligible to submit a Bar Examination Application.
*Excludes Admission on Motion

Information on Admission to the Practice of Law in Georgia

Admission to the practice of law in Georgia is under the jurisdiction of two separate and distinct boards, the Board to Determine Fitness of Bar Applicants and the Board of Bar Examiners. Read More »

Law Student Registration Application

Making the Mark - Character and Fitness for Admission to the Bar

We all know that lawyers must pass a bar examination in order to practice law. However, future lawyers must first receive Certification of Fitness to Practice Law before they are eligible to sit for the Georgia bar examination. Read More »

Admission on Motion

Admission on Motion without Examination

On December 12, 2002, the Supreme Court of Georgia entered an order adopting "Admission on Motion without Examination" effective January 1, 2003. Read More »

Foreign Law Consultant

Supreme Court Committee on Legal Education

The Supreme Court Committee on Legal Education was appointed by Order of the Supreme Court of Georgia, dated April 4, 2007, and charged with studying legal educational developments, including alternative forms of legal education. Read More »

Committee Report and Recommendations »

Executive Summary »

Waiver Process and Policy (Revised) »

Bar Exam Application