Connecticut Bar Examining Committee
100 Washington Street,1st Floor
Hartford, Connecticut 06106-4411
Hearing and speech-impaired applicants: 711 or 1-800-842-9710
E-mail the Bar Examining Committee
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm*
*except state holidays
May 22, 2020: The Connecticut Bar Examining Committee announces the following updates to the May 6, 2020 announcement regarding the Fall 2020 bar examination:
May 6, 2020: The Connecticut Bar Examining Committee announces today the following update regarding the Fall 2020 bar examination, which will be administered on September 30 – October 1, 2020.
April 24, 2020: As previously indicated, the July 2020 bar examination has been postponed. The examination will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, September 30 and October 1, 2020 at the CT Convention Center in Hartford, CT. Additional information, including the dates on which application will be accepted and new deadlines for documentation, will be announced shortly.
April 1, 2020: The CT Bar Examining Committee office will be minimally staffed for a limited number of hours during the week moving forward. Applicants may not deliver documentation in person to the office until further notice. The office will continue to receive mail. Those making inquiries by email or voice mail message should expect a delay in receiving a response. Please continue to check our website for additional updates.
Update On the July 2020 Bar Exam: Due to the ongoing public health emergency arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Connecticut bar examination will not be administered on July 28 – 29, 2020 as previously scheduled. The bar exam has been postponed until fall, on dates to be determined.
The Connecticut Bar Examining Committee will suspend acceptance of applications after March 31, 2020, and will announce the rescheduled dates for the examination and for an extended application filing period. Applicants who have already filed for the July 2020 bar exam will have their application and fee automatically applied to the fall exam.
February 2020 Bar Exam Results
Application Fees and Filing Deadlines. ( Article III-1 & Article X, CBEC Regulations )
July 2020 Bar Examination Fees and Deadlines:
Important Regulation Changes– Effective January 6, 2020 - PDF
Important Regulation Changes– Effective April 13, 2020 - PDF
The Connecticut Bar Examining Committee was established in 1891. Practice Book Rule 2-3 provides for a Committee of twenty-four members charged with the responsibility of determining whether candidates are qualified to be admitted to the Connecticut bar. The Committee prepares and administers the bar examination and investigates the character and fitness of each candidate for admission. The Committee recommends to the court those who have passed the bar examination, possess good moral character, and have complied with the rules of court and the regulations of the Committee governing admission to the bar.