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News New, Updated FAQs Regarding October Massachusetts State Bar Exam and Extension of Deferment Deadline

7/17/2020
  • SJC Clerk's Office for the County of Suffolk

The Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court and the Board of Bar Examiners (BBE) have announced that, due to seating limitations and safety concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the September 30 and October 1 in-person Massachusetts administration of the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) has been canceled. An alternative, remotely-administered exam for admission to the Massachusetts bar will be offered in lieu of the UBE on October 5 and 6, 2020.

In addition, Clerk Maura Doyle has announced that she would be extending the deadline until August 14, 2020 for which petitioners may choose to defer their petition from the remotely-administered exam on October 5-6, 2020 until the next available UBE administered by the Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners. More information is available in the FAQs.

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FAQs Related to October 2020 Examination for Admission to the Massachusetts Bar 

SJC Clerk's Office for the County of Suffolk 

4/01/2020 - Message from Clerk Maura Doyle

During the coronavirus public health crisis, the SJC Clerk's Office for Suffolk County is open, however, there is no physical, public access to the Clerk's Office except for limited emergency circumstances. A limited number of staff are working in the Clerk's Office from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, to docket and process any filings, including any new petitions, complaints and applications. Please be advised that processing times may be impacted by staff reductions related to the ongoing crisis. Contact information for the office and links to our business areas can be found below.
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