Massachusetts Bar Exam Update
February 2023 Exam
The February 2023 bar exam will be held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA, with limited seating at Western New England University in Springfield, MA. See Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
Exam Dates: February 21-22, 2023
Filing Period: The deadline to file a Petition for Admission by Examination was Wednesday, December 7, 2022.
More Information: The Board of Bar Examiners will begin reaching out to examinees via email in early January.
About the BBE
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
Carol A. Kelly, Esq., Chair
Marie P. Buckley, Esq.
Francis J. O'Connor, Esq.
Barbara Healy Smith, Esq.
Matthew C. Welnicki, Esq.
Kandace J. Kukas, Esq., Executive Director
Laura Colby, Senior Manager of Operations
Dan Feeney, Fiscal and Operations Assistant
Sonya Grant, Program Coordinator for Testing
Wadner Oge, Esq., Counsel for Bar Admissions
Gwendolyn Pruitt, Office Manager
Jessica Rush, Administrative Project Coordinator
Sandra Strong, Director of Testing
Mark Thacker, Character and Fitness Analyst