Mission Statement

The Board of Law Examiners 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. This mission preserves the integrity of the legal system, and protects all individuals seeking legal representation from unethical or incompetent lawyers. The Board emphasizes the importance of professional responsibility and character in the legal profession, and evaluates the likelihood of an aspiring lawyer’s ability to uphold, and commit to, the standards of the profession.