Pa. Board of Law Examiners & Attorney Admissions to Practice Matters

A thank you from one client: “Just wanted to reach out and say that I just got my certificate from the PA Bar! Thank you again so much for your guidance in getting me here. My career would have never taken off without you! I will always be eternally grateful for your help.”

It takes years to become a licensed attorney. There is college, and then law school. But before lawyers receive their law licenses, they must pass the Bar Exam and their applications must be approved by the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners, which is “empowered by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to recommend for admission only those individuals who have demonstrated the minimum competency and requisite character necessary to become a member of the bar of this Commonwealth.”

Applicants seeking to practice law in Pennsylvania must comply with the  Pennsylvania Bar Admission Rules, which govern admission to practice. Most applicants received their licenses without any impediments. However, other applicants discover that they must address concerns raised by the Board of Law Examiners, particularly the Character & Fitness portion of the application.

Attorney Daniel J. Siegel regularly provides guidance and representation to applicants for admission to the Pennsylvania Bar, including individuals who take the Bar Exam and others, including:

  • Application for Admission by Reciprocity
  • Application for Admission by Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) Score Transfer
  • Application for Limited In-House Corporate Counsel License
  • Application for Licensing/Practice of Foreign Legal
  • Application for Attorney Participants in Defender or Legal Services Program
  • Application for Legal Intern Certification
  • Application for Limited Admission Of Military Attorneys
  • Application for Limited Admission Of Military Spouses

As Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Committee on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Ethics and Bar Admissions Attorney Daniel J. Siegel understands the Rules, and also recognizes that navigating the bar admissions process can be scary. Dan explains the issues confronting his clients clearly, and helps his clients navigate a system of which few attorneys are aware.

If you are facing a Bar Admissions issue before the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners, it is better to be prepared than to deal with the consequences of moving forward without advice. Contact Bar Admissions Attorney Daniel J. Siegel at (610) 446-3457 or click here to send an email.