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Connecticut Bar Examining Committee
100 Washington Street,1st Floor
Hartford, Connecticut 06106-4411
Telephone: 860-706-5135
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

star Important Regulation Changes – Effective March 4, 2024 - PDF

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At its January 26, 2024, regular meeting, the Connecticut Bar Examining Committee voted to adopt the NextGen bar examination as of the July 2026 exam administration. For more information on the NextGen exam, please see https://nextgenbarexam.ncbex.org/.


Important Information Regarding the July 2024 Connecticut Bar Examination

All Connecticut Bar Examination information can be found on the new CBEC website at https://ctbaradmissions.jud.ct.gov/

The application filing period for the July 2024 bar examination will open on Friday, March 1, 2024. The application for the July 2024 bar exam is an online application that can only be completed and submitted online through the Connecticut Bar Examining Committee’s new website at https://ctbaradmissions.jud.ct.gov/. Applicants must create a user account and apply for the exam on the new website. Applications will not be accepted by mail or in-person, and application forms from previous exams will not be accepted. The online application will be available beginning on March 1, 2024.

If you have a fee credit from a prior bar examination, you must contact the CBEC Administrative Office at Barexam@jud.ct.gov PRIOR to submitting your online application.

The July 2024 application deadlines and fees are listed below:

  • First day to file for July 2024 exam: March 1, 2024
  • First application filing deadline: (filing fee $800): March  31, 2024
  • Final application filing deadline: (filing fee $900): April 30, 2024
  • Non-standard testing petition filing deadline: April 30, 2024
  • Application filing fee: Payable online by credit card only
    • $800.00 if application filed March 1 – March 31, 2024
    • $900.00 if application filed April 1 – April 30, 2024

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.
 
 
Exam dates Exam site Results date
February 27/28, 2024 CT Convention Center in Hartford April 26, 2024
July 30/31, 2024 CT Convention Center in Hartford October 4, 2024
 

Bar Examining Committee Officers and Members

Hon. Anne C. Dranginis, Chair, Litchfield (Ret.)
Denise Martino Phelan, Vice Chair, Hartford
Matthew Wax-Krell, Treasurer, Hartford
Karen L. Karpie, Secretary, Bridgeport
Raymond L. Baribeault, Jr., New London
Campbell D. Barrett, Hartford
Kevin C. Connors, Willimantic
Hon. Nina Elgo, Hartford
Miguel A. Escalera Jr., Hartford
Edward J. Gavin, Bridgeport
Eric M. Gross, Bridgeport
Maura Horan, Hartford
Gail McTaggart, Waterbury
David A. Moraghan, Torrington
Sharon A. Peters, Portland
Timothy P. Pothin, New Haven
Perry Zinn Rowthorn, Hartford
Hon. Amir Shaikh, Vernon
Robert D. Silva, Hartford
Alix Simonetti, New Haven
Hon. Elliot N. Solomon, Hartford (Ret.)
Martha S. Triplett, Wallingford
Frederic S. Ury, Fairfield
Abby M. Warren, Hartford

Administrative Office

Kathleen B. Harrington, Deputy Director, Attorney Services Lisa Valko, Director, CT Bar Examining Committee
Starr Carroll, Program Manager

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