Committee on Bar
The Committee on Bar Admissions is comprised of 15 active members of the Louisiana State Bar Association appointed by the Louisiana Supreme Court to administer the bar admissions system. It is the duty of the Committee to recommend for admission only those applicants who meet the eligibility requirements set forth in La. Sup. Ct. Rule XVII, Admission to the Bar of the State of Louisiana.
In 2013, the Committee received and processed 1,179 bar examination applications, 452 law student registration forms, 41 A.D.A. requests, 10 equivalency applications and 12 in-house counsel applications.
Two written examinations were administered. Examiners develop examination questions and, with the assistance of more than 300 volunteer graders, scored test papers for 310 applicants who sat for the February examination and 763 applicants who sat for the July examination. The pass rate was 40.65% in February and 53.34% in July.
The Committee’s Character and Fitness Panel considered the backgrounds of all applicants to assure that each applicant recommended for admission possessed the requisite character and fitness. As part of the character and fitness screening process, 5 Commissioner Hearings were held and 5 matters were argued before the Louisiana Supreme Court. The Committee recommended 15 applicants be conditionally admitted and 13 applicants were denied admission.
FEBRUARY 2014 EXAM RESULTS