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This audit reviewed the Board of Bar Examiners' (BBE) evaluations of the character and fitness of all petitions for admission to the Massachusetts bar were done in line with legal precedent and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The audit reviewed the period of July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2018.

Organization: Office of the State Auditor
Date published: April 26, 2019

Executive Summary

In accordance with Section 12 of Chapter 11 of the Massachusetts General Laws, the Office of the State Auditor has conducted a performance audit of the Board of Bar Examiners (BBE) for the period July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2018. In this performance audit, we determined whether BBE’s evaluations of the character and fitness of all petitioners for admission to the Massachusetts bar were conducted in accordance with Section 7 of Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:01 and whether BBE provided qualified applicants with testing accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Our audit revealed no significant instances of noncompliance by BBE that must be reported under generally accepted government auditing standards.

A PDF copy of the audit of the Board of Bar Examiners is available here.

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