IMPORTANT NOTICE - Results for the Massachusetts State Bar Exam conducted remotely on October 5-6, 2020 were released on December 8, 2020.
Who we serve
The Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners (BBE) is established by G.L. c. 221 §§35 & 36 to evaluate the qualifications of persons seeking admission to the bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The Board of Bar Examiners reviews all petitions for admission to the Massachusetts bar submitted by eligible candidates to ensure that all persons admitted to the bar are fully qualified by education, knowledge, and character and fitness. See forms and general information relating to the admission process in Massachusetts - this list will provide various forms and information that will be helpful for navigating the admission process.
Who We Are
Robert L. Harris, Esq., Chair
Marie P. Buckley, Esq.
Carol A. Kelly, Esq.
Francis J. O'Connor, Esq.
Barbara Healy Smith, Esq.
Marilyn J. Wellington, Esq., Executive Director
Laura Colby, Senior Manager of Operations
Dan Feeney, Administrative Assistant
Tiffany Maloney, Character and Fitness Investigator
Wadner Oge, Esq., Staff Attorney
Gwendolyn Pruitt, Office Manager
Jessica Rush, Administrative Project Coordinator
Sandra Strong, Director of Testing
Mark Thacker, Project Coordinator for Testing