The Ohio Supreme Court today released results from the October 2020 Ohio Bar Examination. Of the 958 aspiring lawyers who sat for the exam, 741 – or 77.4% passed the exam. This is the highest pass rate since July 2013.
Among the first 810 first-time test takers, 85.3% received passing scores.
The mid-year exam, typically held in late July, was pushed back to October due to COVID-19. This also was the first remote bar exam ever in the state of Ohio.
The successful applicants who meet all other admission requirements will be sworn in during a special session of the Supreme Court on Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. using remote technology.
The bar exam is administered by the 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.