Ohio Bar Exam To Move For First Time In Half-Century

The Ohio bar exam is being held in the Greater Columbus Convention Center for the first time later this month. The move comes as Veterans Memorial is slated for demolition.(Photo: Thomas Bradley / WOSU)
The Ohio bar exam is being held in the Greater Columbus Convention Center for the first time later this month. The move comes as Veterans Memorial is slated for demolition.(Photo: Thomas Bradley / WOSU)

When people think of Veterans Memorial in downtown Columbus, most don’t think of lawyers.

It turns out that nearly every working attorney in Ohio has been through its doors.

Vets Memorial has been the backdrop for the Ohio Bar Exam for more than 50 years. With Vets now slated for demolition, the exam will be held at the convention center for the first time later this month. For more on the change and the bar exam’s long history at Vets, WOSU’s Steve Brown spoke with Lee Ann Ward, who administers the exam for the Ohio Supreme Court.

Click the play button above to hear their conversation.

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