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Ohio Bar Exam Logistics

A guide to Ohio Bar Exam logistics (updated 7/1/2021)

Introduction

National Conference of Bar Examiners investigates the character and fitness of candidates for bar admission in Ohio and many other jurisdictions.  The NCBE Character and Fitness Investigations website is at: http://www.ncbex.org/character-and-fitness/

Second-Year Students

Start collecting information for the Character and Fitness application as soon as possible.  Some information can be particularly time-consuming to collect.

  • Residence Information: If you have lived at many different places and cannot remember the addresses, LexisAdvance Public Records search is a good place to start.
  • Employment Information: This includes volunteer work. NCBE will need contact information for each employer. If you worked for a small company, it may take time to find this information.

Third-Year Studentes

Be prepared to file an update to your Character and Fitness application.

  • You will need five personal references who are not on your original application.
  • If any of your information has changed since your original application, be ready to give an update.