Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners (BBE)

IMPORTANT NOTICE - Results for the Massachusetts Uniform Bar Exam conducted remotely on February 23-24, 2021 will be released on April 28, 2021.

Massachusetts Bar Exam Update

Upcoming Bar Exams In Massachusetts

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the July 2021 UBE will be administered remotely in Massachusetts. Updates regarding the July 2021 exam will be posted as they become available.

July 2021 Massachusetts administration of the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) 

Exam Dates: July 27-28, 2021

Filing Period: The filing period for the Petition for Admission by Examination for the July 2021 UBE is April 1, 2021 through May 14, 2021.

FAQs Related to Examination for Admission to the Massachusetts Bar 

Contact Us


John Adams Courthouse
One Pemberton Square, Suite 5-140, Boston, MA 02108


Office hours are 8:30am-4:30pm M-F.


Fax: (617) 542-5943

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

The Board:

Robert L. Harris, Esq., Chair

Marie P. Buckley, Esq.

Carol A. Kelly, Esq.

Francis J. O'Connor, Esq.

Barbara Healy Smith, Esq.


Administrative Staff:

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

Recent news & announcements from Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners


Most recent list of Petitioners to be admitted to the bar in Massachusetts 

2/12/2018 Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners

Petitioners seeking admission to the bar in Massachusetts.