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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

Frequently Asked Questions Related to the October 2020 Remote Bar Exam in CT – Updated 9/17/2020

star starAugust 18, 2020: The Connecticut Bar Examining Committee is pleased to announce that it has entered into a reciprocity agreement with New York. Currently, Connecticut has entered into reciprocal agreements with the District of Columbia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee and Vermont for the portability of scores from the October 5th-6th, 2020 remote bar examination. star star

Previous Notices Regarding the July/Fall 2020 Bar Examination

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February 2020 Bar Exam Results star star

star star Filing Period and Deadlines for February 2021 Bar Examination star star

The application filing period and applicable filing deadlines for the February 2021 bar examination have been revised and are listed below. The application and forms for the February 2021 bar examination will be posted at a later date. Foreign legal educated applicants must submit a Petition for Determination on Foreign Education no later than December 1, 2020, in order to be eligible to apply for the February 2021 bar examination. See instructions for filing petition for determination on foreign education.

  • First day to file for February 2021 exam: October 30, 2020
  • Final application filing deadline: December 31,2020
  • Non-standard testing petition filing deadline: December 31, 2020

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star Important Regulation Changes– Effective January 6, 2020 - PDF
star 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.
Exam dates Exam site Results date
25/26 February 2020 CT Convention Center in Hartford 24 April 2020
30 September/1 October 2020 CT Convention Center in Hartford TBD
23/24 February 2021 CT Convention Center in Hartford TBA
27/28 July 2021 CT Convention Center in Hartford TBA
22/23 February 2022 CT Convention Center in Hartford TBA
26/27 July 2022 CT Convention Center in Hartford TBA

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
Deborah L. Bradley, Rocky Hill
Kevin C. Connors, Willimantic
Erick I. Diaz, Farmington
Hon. Nina Elgo, Hartford
Edward J. Gavin, Bridgeport
Eric M. Gross, Bridgeport
Gail McTaggart, Waterbury
David A. Moraghan, Torrington
Sharon A. Peters, Portland
Timothy P. Pothin, New Haven
Amir Shaikh, Vernon
Robert D. Silva, Hartford
Alix Simonetti, New Haven
Hon. Elliot N. Solomon, Hartford
Martha S. Triplett, Wallingford
Frederic S. Ury, Fairfield
Abby M. Warren, Hartford
Perry Zinn-Rowthorn, Hartford

Administrative Office

Kathleen B. Harrington, Deputy Director, Attorney Services Jessica F. Kallipolites, Administrative Director
Lisa Valko, Program Manager

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