Colorado Supreme Court
Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel
Promoting Professionalism. Protecting the Public.
Sept. 1 Application filing period opens for February 2021 bar exam
Oct. 8 Results announced for July 2020 bar exam
Nov. 1 Application filing deadline for February 2021 bar exam
Dec. 1 LATE application filing deadline for February 2021 bar exam
Institutional safeguards and recommendations have been instituted nationwide in response to the COVID-19 virus pandemic. In support of these efforts, the Office of Attorney Admissions is temporarily suspending some of the requirements for NEW application submissions, as well as existing, current Exam, On Motion, and UBE Score Transfer applications. Click here for more information.
Mandatory TrueCare24 Health Screening Questionnaire: All applicants for the July 2020 Colorado bar exam must complete the mandatory health screening questionnaire on Monday, July 27, 2020 and Tuesday, July 28, 2020 between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. each day. Click here for instructions.
COVID-19 Applicant Agreement/Declaration: Applicants sitting for the Colorado July 2020 bar exam must execute an Applicant Agreement and Applicant Declaration (Agreement/Declaration) by July 22, 2020. All Applicants will be asked to reaffirm the truthfulness of the Agreement/Declaration on both days of the exam. If an Applicant does not submit this Agreement/Declaration by the deadline, their bar exam application will be transferred to the February 2021 bar exam. Click here to complete the Agreement/Declaration online. Pre-screening is also being completed with all individuals assisting with the administration of the exam.
COVID-19 Health Questionnaire: The Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Admissions deeply cares about the health and safety of you, your family, our staff and proctors, and the communities in which we operate. To that end, we continue to work closely with local public health agencies to take extra precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. To reduce the potential risk of exposure to individuals attending and staffing the exam, you will be required to complete a simple short screening questionnaire (less than 1 minute) between 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm on the evening before each day of the bar exam. A sample of the health questionnaire can be located here. An email will be sent to you regarding how to complete this questionnaire through an online, secure portal. The health questionnaire is also being completed with all individuals assisting with the administration of the exam.
Testing Protocols for the July 2020 Administration of the Colorado Bar Examination – 7/9/2020: Please see the announcement here regarding the testing protocols for the July 2020 bar exam.
Announcement from the Colorado Supreme Court for July 2020 Bar Exam Applicants: Please see the announcement by the Court located here regarding the July 2020 bar exam.
Transfer Policy Announcement for July 2020 Bar Exam Applicants – 7/9/2020: The OAA is waiving the reapplication fees for examinees who notify the OAA in writing that they wish to transfer their July 2020 bar examination application to the February 2021 bar examination. Such examinees are requested to provide that notification as soon as possible, but will be accepted through July 29 without penalty. Please see the original announcement located here regarding transferring your July 2020 bar exam application to the February 2021 bar exam.
Deadlines for Practice Certification for February 2021 Transfers - 7/9/2020: The Colorado Supreme Court has revised C.R.C.P. 205.8, the emergency rule previously adopted by the Court to provide recent graduates an opportunity to engage in limited supervised practice if the July bar exam is postponed. The rule now also applies to July bar exam applicants who wish to transfer their exam registration to the February bar exam. Applicants who notify the Office of Attorney Admissions in writing by July 20, 2020 that they are transferring their July 2020 Colorado bar examination registration to the February 2021 Colorado bar examination may be eligible to be certified for limited supervised practice. Applicants who notify the Office of Attorney Admissions in writing after July 20, 2020 but no later than July 31, 2020 that they are disqualified from sitting for the July 2020 Colorado bar examination under the Office's examination protocols and medical screening questionnaire will be deemed to have met the notification deadline. The certification application can be found here. The text of the Court's rule can be found here.
The Colorado Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) consists of three parts: The Multistate Essay Exam (MEE), the Multistate Performance Test (MPT) and the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE). In order to pass the Colorado Bar Examination, an examinee must sit for both days of the bar examination and achieve a score 276 scale points out of a possible 400.
The Office of Attorney Admissions works with the Law Committee, which is part of the Board of Law Examiners, to administer two bar examinations each year, one in February and one in July.
The Law Committee is comprised of 11 volunteer members appointed by the Colorado Supreme Court. The Committee oversees the process of grading the written examination to ensure uniformity and quality of grading, and reviews and approves the standards that must be met to pass the written examination. See C.R.C.P. 202.3(2).
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