Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners (BBE)

IMPORTANT NOTICES: Examinees must provide proof of COVID vaccination in order to sit for the February 2022 Massachusetts Bar Exam. Please review the FAQ page for more information. The February 2022 bar exam will be held in-person on February 22-23, 2022 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA and limited seating in Springfield MA at the Western New England University.

Results for the Massachusetts Uniform Bar Exam conducted remotely on July 27-28, 2021 will be released November 9, 2021.

Massachusetts Bar Exam Update

Upcoming Bar Exam In Massachusetts

Proof of COVID Vaccine is required for the in-person administration of the Massachusetts February 2022 UBE. The exam will be held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA and limited seating at Western New England University in Springfield, MA.  See Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Exam Dates: February 22-23, 2022

Filing Period: The filing period for the Petition for Admission by Examination for the February 2022 bar exam is closed.

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, Fiscal Assistant

Wadner Oge, Esq., Staff Attorney 

Gwendolyn Pruitt, Office Manager

Jessica Rush, Administrative Project Coordinator

Sandra Strong, Director of Testing

Mark Thacker, Character and Fitness Analyst

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Recent news & announcements


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.

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