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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 and fees.*
1.  Application for Certification of Fitness to Practice Law in Georgia;
2.  Bar Examination Application; and
3.  Your application will not be considered filed until all required fees have been received in the Office of Bar Admissions before 4:00 p.m. on the posted deadline.
An applicant must receive Certification of Fitness to Practice Law to be eligible to submit a Bar Examination Application.
*Petition and fitness applications for Admission on Motion are not subject to filing deadlines.
Latest News
February 2016 Bar Examination Results

The Office of Bar Admissions will release the official results of the February 2016 Georgia Bar Examination on Friday, May 27, 2016 ...

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Deadline for Petitions for ADA Accommodations

The deadline for submitting a Petition for ADA Accommodations for the July 2016 Bar exam is May 1, 2016...

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Converting to Laptop Testing for the July 2016 Bar Examination

Applicants who initially answered “No” to the Exam Eligibility question regarding whether to use a laptop to take the July 2016 Bar Examination and have now decided to use a laptop...

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LLM Degree for the Practice of Law in the United States

Please be aware that the LLM referenced in Part B, Section 4(c)(3) of the Rules Governing Admission to the Practice of Law in Georgia is a distinct LLM degree specifically titled LLM Degree for the Practice of Law in the United States...

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Certification of Fitness Application Information

Important information regarding completing the Certification of Fitness application...

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Items Required for Timely Filing

Your Fitness Application is not considered timely filed unless all of the following are completed by the filing deadline...

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Office of Bar Admissions

Office of Bar Admissions

The Office of Bar Admissions is the administrative arm of the Supreme Court of Georgia responsible for the admission of attorneys to the practice of law in Georgia.

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Admission to the Practice of Law

Registration

All persons who wish to file an application with the Georgia Office of Bar Admissions must first create a personal account on this website.

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Rules & Policies

Rules & Policies

Admission to the practice of law in the State of Georgia is governed by the following Rules which have been promulgated by the Supreme Court of Georgia.

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Deadlines & Fees

Deadlines & Fees

Information regarding deadlines and fees for the Bar Examination, Certification of Fitness, ADA Accommodations, and Laptop Testing.

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Student Practice Rule Registration

Student Practice Rule Registration

Information regarding the Student Practice Rule.

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External Links

External Links

These links are provided as a general information source for the use of visitors to the Georgia Office of Bar Admissions Website.

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