Admission to the Bar Law and Legal Definition

Admission to the Bar means the permission given to a lawyer to practice law under a particular court system. The permission is given by a court that functions under the court system in which a lawyer intents to practice. To get admission to the bar a lawyer will have to pass a state administered bar exam after attaining a Juris Doctor degree from a law school of the state in which s/he intents to practice. Apart from the bar exam there will be a character and fitness evaluation. Each state in the U.S sets out its own rule for admission to the bar. A lawyer, admitted to practice in one state will not be admitted to practice in another state unless s/he passes the bar exam of that state. Attorneys of states who have entered into a reciprocal agreement can practice law in other states without full bar exam of other states. Admission to the bar is also termed as admission to practice law.