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Connecticut Bar Examining Committee
100 Washington Street,1st Floor
Hartford, Connecticut 06106-4411
Telephone: 860-706-5135
Hearing and speech-impaired applicants: 711 or 1-800-842-9710
E-mail the Bar Examining Committee
Office Hours: Monday-Friday  8:30am-4:30pm*
*except state holidays

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July 2022 Bar Exam Results

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The application filing period for the February 2023 bar examination will open on Monday, October 3, 2022. The application for the February 2023 bar exam will be an online application that can only be completed and submitted online through the Connecticut Bar Examining Committee’s new website at https://ctbaradmissions.jud.ct.gov/. Applicants must create a user account and apply for the exam on the new website. Applications will not be accepted by mail or in-person, and application forms from previous exams will not be accepted. The online application will be available beginning on October 3, 2022.

If you have a fee credit from a prior bar examination, you must contact the CBEC Administrative Office at Barexam@jud.ct.gov PRIOR to submitting your online application.

The February 2023 application deadlines and fees are listed below:

  • First day to file for February 2023 exam: October 3, 2022
  • First application filing deadline: (filing fee $800): October 31, 2022
  • Final application filing deadline: (filing fee $900): November 30, 2022
  • Non-standard testing petition filing deadline: November 30, 2022
  • Application filing fee: Payable online by credit card only
    • $800.00 if application filed October 3 – October 31, 2022
    • $900.00 if application filed November 1 – November 30, 2022
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star Important Regulation Changes– Effective November 22, 2021 – PDF

The Connecticut Bar Examining Committee was established in 1891. Practice Book Rule 2-3 provides for a Committee of twenty-four members charged with the responsibility of determining whether candidates are qualified to be admitted to the Connecticut bar. The Committee prepares and administers the bar examination and investigates the character and fitness of each candidate for admission. The Committee recommends to the court those who have passed the bar examination, possess good moral character, and have complied with the rules of court and the regulations of the Committee governing admission to the bar.
Exam dates Exam site Results date
February 22/23, 2022 CT Convention Center in Hartford April 22, 2022
July 26/27, 2022 CT Convention Center in Hartford September 30, 2022
February 21/22, 2023 TBA TBA

Bar Examining Committee Officers and Members

Hon. Anne C. Dranginis, Chair, Litchfield (Ret.)
Denise Martino Phelan, Vice Chair, Hartford
Matthew Wax-Krell, Treasurer, Hartford
Karen L. Karpie, Secretary, Bridgeport
Raymond L. Baribeault, Jr., New London
Campbell D. Barrett, Hartford
Deborah L. Bradley, Rocky Hill
Kevin C. Connors, Willimantic
Hon. Nina Elgo, Hartford
Miguel A. Escalera Jr., Hartford
Edward J. Gavin, Bridgeport
Eric M. Gross, Bridgeport
Gail McTaggart, Waterbury
David A. Moraghan, Torrington
Sharon A. Peters, Portland
Timothy P. Pothin, New Haven
Perry Zinn Rowthorn, Hartford
Amir Shaikh, Vernon
Robert D. Silva, Hartford
Alix Simonetti, New Haven
Hon. Elliot N. Solomon, Hartford (Ret.)
Martha S. Triplett, Wallingford
Frederic S. Ury, Fairfield
Abby M. Warren, Hartford

Administrative Office

Kathleen B. Harrington, Deputy Director, Attorney Services Lisa Valko, Director, CT Bar Examining Committee

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