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Question: Is it required you go to law school to be a lawyer or can you just pass the bar exam and get sworn in?
Answer: No, you must be a graduate of an approved Law School.
In order to practice law in the State of Arizona, you must be admitted to the Arizona Bar. Applicants for admission to the Arizona Bar must apply for and take the bar examination and undergo a character and fitness review. The Arizona Supreme Court has ultimate authority to approve admission to the Arizona Bar.
In addition, there are several requirements that applicants must meet in order to be admitted
-at the time of the examination is over the age of twenty-one years;
-is of good moral character;
-is mentally, emotionally and physically able to engage in the practice of law;
-is a graduate of a law school provisionally or fully approved by the American Bar
Association at the time of graduation;
-if ever admitted to practice law, is still in good standing, or did resign in good standing.
For more information on being admitted to practice law in Arizona, see the Arizona Supreme Court's website